Did You Know That...
  • Economics is a science with excellent tools for gaining answers to a plethora of interesting questions?
  • Economics is seen as the ideal blend of intellectual prestige (it does offer a Nobel, after all) and practical training for a high-flying finance career?
  • John Maynard Keynes's only regret in life was not having drunk more champagne?
  • What do Scott Adams (creator of Dilbert), George Bush, Sandra Day-O'Connor, John Elway, Mick Jagger, and Arnold Schwartzenegger have in common? They all hold undergraduate degrees in economics! (Thanks to Tom DiBattista for this information.)

Introductory courses give students an appreciation of the way economists view the world and some acquaintance with the economist's techniques for analyzing problems. This department strives to produce persons who will be informed, valuable participants in the public and private decision-making.

The Department offers a sufficient range of upper division courses so that students might select a set that matches individual interests and provides an appropriate preparation for individual careers. Upper level courses are small, generally composed of 10-15 students.

Department advisors will help students select the best assortment of courses for those going into graduate training in economics and business, to law school, and for those going into employment in business or government.

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Submissions from 2014

Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India, Divya Balasubramaniam

Submissions from 2013

Antidumping And Production-Line Exit: The Case Of The US Steel Industry, Benjamin Liebman

Are All Trade Protection Policies Created Equal? Empirical Evidence for Nonequivalent Market Power Effects of Tariffs And Quotas, Benjamin Liebman

Innovation Through Protection: Does Safeguard Protection Increase Investment In Research And Development?, Benjamin Liebman

Entrepreneurial Risk Aversion, Net Worth Effects And Real Fluctuations, Cristian Pardo

Health Insurance Selection In Chile: A Cross-Sectional And Panel Analysis, Cristian Pardo

Submissions from 2012

Benefits and Costs of a Free Community-Based Primary Care Clinic, Divya Balasubramaniam

Do They Take Credit Cards in Heaven? Economics in the Afterlife, Milica Z. Bookman

Public Versus Private: Evidence On Health Insurance Selection, Cristian Pardo

Risk Aversion and Business Cycles: An Empirical Analysis, Cristian Pardo

Risk Aversion and Business Cycles: An Empirical Analysis, Cristian Pardo

Risk Aversion, Business Volatility And Exchange Rate Regimes in Small Open Economies, Cristian Pardo

Submissions from 2011

Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India. Working Paper, Divya Balasubramaniam

The Effect of Safe Water, Sanitation, and Human Capital on Child Nutrition and Health: A Quantile Regressions Approach, Divya Balasubramaniam

Trade Liberalization, Import Competition and U.S. Manufacturing Investment, Benjamin Liebman

Trade Liberalization, Import Competition and U.S. Manufacturing Investment, Benjamin Liebman

Self-Employment Versus Wage-Employment: A Dynamic Choice Model and Evidence, Cristian R. Pardo

Self-Employment Versus Wage-Employment: A Dynamic Choice Model and Evidence, Cristian R. Pardo

Submissions from 2010

Trade Policy and Market Power: The Case of the US Steel Industry, Benjamin Liebman

Public vs. Private: A Dynamic Model of Health Insurance Choice, Cristian R. Pardo

Submissions from 2009

Using Film and Fiction to Teach Economics, Milica Z. Bookman

Trade Policy and Market Power: The Case of the U.S. Steel Industry, Benjamin Liebman

Public vs. Private: A Dynamic Model of Health Insurance Choice, Cristian R. Pardo

Public vs. Private: A Dynamic Model of Health Insurance Choice, Cristian R. Pardo

Submissions from 2008

Economics in Film and Fiction, Milica Z. Bookman

Medical Tourism and Economic Development, Milica Z. Bookman

Teaching Economics Using Film and Fiction, Milica Z. Bookman

The Market for Textbooks:Students, Professors and Publishers in a Struggle Over Prices, Milica Z. Bookman

Risk Aversion, Business Volatility and Exchange Rate Regimes in Small Open Economies, Cristian R. Pardo

Submissions from 2003

Economic Aspects of Yugoslavia's Disintegration, Milica Z. Bookman

Those Who Stay After Ethnic Cleansing: Evidence from the Third World, Milica Z. Bookman

Does Saddam Have the U.S. Over a Barrel? The Role of Oil in the Gulf War II, Nancy Ruth Fox

Three Empirical Studies on the Political Economy of United States Trade Protection, Benjamin Liebman

Submissions from 2002

After Involuntary Migration: The Political Economy of Refugee Encampments, Milica Z. Bookman

Demographic Engineering and the Struggle for Power, Milica Z. Bookman

Ethnic Groups in Motion: Migration and Economic Competition in Multi-Ethnic States, Milica Z. Bookman

Ethnic Groups in Motion: Migration and Economic Competition in Multi-Ethnic States, Milica Z. Bookman

The Persistence of Inequalities in the Yugoslav Successor States, Milica Z. Bookman

Economics, Efficiency and the Environment, Nancy Ruth Fox

Ethical Values in the Marketplace: A Team Taught Service Learning Approach, Nancy Ruth Fox

Submissions from 2001

The Economic Effects of the NATO Intervention in Kosovo, Milica Z. Bookman

Interdisciplinary Initiatives in the Core: Profits and Prophets, Nancy Ruth Fox

Interdisciplinary Initiatives in the Core: Profits and Prophets, Nancy Ruth Fox

Submissions from 2000

Beyond Kosovo: Political, Economic and Demographic Implications, Milica Z. Bookman

Population Movements and the Demographic Struggle for Power in Yugoslavia, Milica Z. Bookman

Selective Migration in Multi-Ethnic States, Milica Z. Bookman

The Third Career, Revisiting the Home vs Work Choice in Middle Age, Milica Z. Bookman

The Third Career: Revisiting the Home vs. Work Choice in Middle Age, Milica Z. Bookman

Who Gained, Who Lost? The Effect of Yugoslavia's Breakup, War and Sanctions on Women's Participation in the Economy, Milica Z. Bookman

The Language of Value, the Value of Language, Nancy Ruth Fox

The Moral Ecology of Markets: A Framework for Inter-Persectival Conversation, Nancy Ruth Fox

Submissions from 1999

Beyond Kosovo, Milica Z. Bookman

Geographical Mobility Of Labor in Multinational States: Who Moves and Why, Milica Z. Bookman

Nationalism and Transitions: Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy, Milica Z. Bookman

The Complexities of the Kosovo Crisis, Milica Z. Bookman

The Demographic Struggle for Power, Milica Z. Bookman

Conflicts Between Markets and Morals, Nancy Ruth Fox

Irreconcilable Differences? Value From an Economic and Theological Perspective, Nancy Ruth Fox

The Facts about Value, Nancy Ruth Fox

Submissions from 1998

The Demographic Struggle for Power, Milica Z. Bookman

The Demographic Struggle for Power, Milica Z. Bookman

The Economics of Secession, Milica Z. Bookman

From Each According to His Ability, To Each According to.., Nancy Ruth Fox

From Each According to His Ability, To Each According to...", Nancy Ruth Fox

Profits and Prophets: Economics and Theology in Conflict?, Nancy Ruth Fox

Profits and Prophets: Economics and Theology in Conflict, Nancy Ruth Fox

The Market Poses Problems for Economic Justice, Nancy Ruth Fox

Theology and Economics: Reconciling the Irreconcilable?, Nancy Ruth Fox

Words to the Grads, Nancy Ruth Fox

Submissions from 1997

Inter-Ethnic Competition for Resources: Is Relative Population Size Relavant, Milica Z. Bookman

Review of "Geopolitical and Economic Changes in the Balkan Countries", Milica Z. Bookman

The Demographic Struggle for Power: The Political Economy of Demographic Engineering in the Modern World, Milica Z. Bookman

Women's Participation in the Economy of Former Yugoslavia, Milica Z. Bookman

An Empirical Estimation of Infection Control on the Demand for Dental Care, Nancy Ruth Fox

Does it Take a Village? Educating Children into the Millenium, Nancy Ruth Fox

Economic Justice for All: The University Considers the Possibility, Nancy Ruth Fox

Supply and Demand for Morning Kindergarten: Reply to Comment by Joseph G. Eisenhauer, Nancy Ruth Fox

Testbank to Accompany Microeconomics by Robert S. Pinidyck and Daniel L. Rubinfeld, Nancy Ruth Fox

The Market Poses Problems for Economic Justice" in Economic Justice for All: The University Considers the Possibility, Nancy Ruth Fox

Theology and Economics: Reconciling the Irreconcilable?, Nancy Ruth Fox

Theology and Economics: Reconciling the Irreconcilable?, Nancy Ruth Fox

U.S. Ocean Shipping Policy: Going Against the Tide, Nancy Ruth Fox

U.S. Public Policy Toward Ocean Shipping, Nancy Ruth Fox

Submissions from 1996

Who Gained? Who Lost? The Effects of Yugoslavia's Breakup, War and Sanctions on Woman's Participation in the Economy, Milica Z. Bookman

A Case Study for Supply and Demand for Morning Kindergarten, Nancy Ruth Fox

The Effect of Infection Control on the Demand for Dental Care, Nancy Ruth Fox

The Effects of Infection Control on the Demand for Dental Care, Nancy Ruth Fox

The Optimal Level of Safety in the Dental Profession, Nancy Ruth Fox

U. S. Public Policy Toward Ocean Shipping, Nancy Ruth Fox

Submissions from 1995

Demographic Statistics and Demographic Change in the Balkans, Milica Z. Bookman

Economic Sanctions and Economic Performance: The Case of Yugoslavia, Milica Z. Bookman

Nationalism and Sovereignty: Issues that Open and Close the 20th Century, Milica Z. Bookman

Serbia and Montenegro, Milica Z. Bookman

The Economic and Political Transformation in East-Central Europe, Milica Z. Bookman

The Economics of Succession, Milica Z. Bookman

Who Counts Depends on Who Counts: Demographic Statistics, Ethnicity and Power in the Balkans, Milica Z. Bookman

Costs of Compliance with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Nancy Ruth Fox

Costs of Compliance with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Nancy Ruth Fox

Crime and Punishment in the Dental Profession: A Look at Compliance with OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, Nancy Ruth Fox

Is there Economic Rationale for OSHA's BBP Standard?, Nancy Ruth Fox