Economics

The Economics Department, through its emphasis on logical
and quantitative analysis and communication skills, serves
as prepares students interested in careers in business, law, medicine, government, non-profits, and international relations, as well as in academic roles. 

Economics: Faculty and Staff

PROFESSORS

Marshall K. Gramm. 2000. Chair. B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., Texas A & M University. (Applied microeconomics.)
John E. Murray. 2011. Joseph R. Hyde III Professor of Political Economy. B.A., Oberlin College; M.S., University of Cincinnati; M.A., Ph.D., The Ohio State University. (Economic history.)
C. Nicholas McKinney. 2003. Robert D. McCallum Professor of Economics. B.A., B.S., Centenary College of Louisiana; Ph.D., Texas A & M University. (Experimental economics, applied microeconomics.)

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Teresa Beckham Gramm. 1999. B.A., Agnes Scott College; Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. (International economics.)

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Bruno D. Badia. 2015. B.A., Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; M.A., Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; Ph.D., Stony Brook University. (Industrial organization, game theory, applied microeconomics.
Courtney A. Collins. 2013. B.A., Rhodes College; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. (Applied economics.)
Jaqueline Oliveira. 2016. B.A., Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil; M.Sc., University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. (Development, labor, family and urban economics.)

VISITING PROFESSOR

Erin Kaplan. 2016. B.A., University of Kansas; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Barbara. (Labor and health economics.)

STAFF

Linda Gibson. 2006. Departmental Assistant. B.A., Vanderbilt University; M.L.S., George Peabody College.

Honors in Economics

  1. Requirements for a major in Economics.
  2. Economics 495-496 (instead of Economics 486).
  3. A substantial research paper in an area of special interest to the candidate.
  4. An oral examination on the research paper.

All honors students must meet eligibility criteria established for the Honors Program.

Requirements for a Major in Economics

A total of forty-eight (48) credits as follows:

  1. Economics 100, 201, 202, 290, 420, 486.
  2. Twenty credits from Economics 250, 265, 305, 308, 310, 311, 312, 317, 318, 323, 331, 339, 343, 345, 349, 357, 377, 407, 440, 465; Math 342.
  3. Mathematics 115 or 121. (For graduate study, Math 121 and 122 should be considered.)
  4. Recommended: Mathematics 121, 122. Students planning on attending graduate school should consider the Mathematics and Economics interdisciplinary major.

In addition, interdisciplinary majors are offered in:

  • Economics and Business.
  • Economics and International Studies.
  • Mathematics and Economics.
  • Political Economy (an interdisciplinary program.)

Requirements for a Minor in Economics

A total of twenty (20) credits in Economics as follows:

  1. Economics 100, 201, 202.
  2. Eight credits from Economics 250, 265, 290, 305, 308, 310, 311, 312, 317, 318, 323, 331, 339, 343, 345, 349, 357, 377, 407, 420, 440, 465.