The Economics Major and Minor Davidson

The skills and knowledge our students gain within the context of their liberal arts education prepare them for effective leadership in their future pursuits.

The economics major and minor are highly structured. Courses tend to build on the knowledge of economic methods, theory, and policy learned in prior courses. A major or minor in economics equips students with tools to pursue a variety of careers. The major is designated as STEM (CIP code 45.0603); the minor is designated as non-STEM (CIP code: 45.0601).

Economics Major Manual

Consult the Economics Department Manual (PDF) for more information about the major.

Download the Economics Department Manual

Courses You Might Take

ECO 234

Latin American Economic Dev

B. Crandall

This course combines economic theory, policy and historical accounts to understand forces that have shaped Latin American economic development. You will gain an understanding of major theories and trends in Latin American development while obtaining the necessary tools to analyze…

ECO 202

Intermed Microeconomic Theory


Analysis of production and consumption activities of individual economic units. Areas of concentration include the theory of consumer behavior, cost analysis, production and distribution theory, market structure, game theory, general equilibrium, and welfare criteria.

Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement. …

ECO 205


M. Foley, Stroup

Applications of linear regression analysis to economic analysis. Topics include model specification, parameter estimation, inference, and problems relating to data issues, statistical concerns, and model diagnostics. Statistical software is utilized. An economics research paper is a major…