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).

Courses You Might Take

ECO 495

US Income Inequality

This Senior Seminar is required of all seniors majoring in economics. Students demonstrate their abilities to engage in economic analyses using the tools developed in their intermediate-level courses by participating in colloquia on economic problems, theory, and policy. Exploiting the…

ECO 203

Intermed Macroeconomic Theory

Jha, Kumar

Theories of aggregate demand and supply; determination of real national income, employment, and the price level; and use of fiscal and monetary policies to achieve macroeconomic objectives.

Satisfies the Social-Scientific Thought requirement. 

Economics 101 and Calculus I or equivalent.

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…