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 211

Introduction to Accounting

B. Baker

Comprehensive study of the theory and problems of valuation of assets, application of funds, corporation accounts and statements; interpretation and analysis of financial statements.

Only two courses numbered 211-214 may count towards the Economics major.
Only one course…

ECO 320

Psychology & Economics

M. Foley

Incorporation of psychological insights into economic models, with emphasis on empirical evidence. Also known as behavioral economics. Analysis of how individuals depart from a standard economic model in three ways: 1) nonstandard preferences, such as procrastination, 2)…

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…