Economics Major & Minor

Economics Clas

Hartwick’s economics professors form partnerships with students, emphasizing learning by doing. Classes become workshops, think tanks, policy centers, and laboratories.

Hartwick economics majors learn the technical skills of the discipline and how to apply these skills to a wide range of contemporary issues. You’ll develop analytical expertise and a deep appreciation for the diversity of areas in which economic inquiry is relevant.

Where degrees in economics can take you.

Hartwick economics students get prepared for advanced study in the discipline or a range of career options through its deliberate focus on economic policy. You’ll build a solid foundation in economic principles and theory, and learn to think analytically. Each course in the department works to refine students’ analytical reasoning skills.

A closer look.

Hartwick encourages off-campus study in economics, whether at St. Andrews in Scotland or researching small-island sustainability in Barbados. Internships with firms like Merrill Lynch and government agencies like the Bureau of Labor Statistics provide practical, hands-on experience and often lead to employment after graduation.

Beyond the basic.

Students have completed internships at Coldwell Banker, the Otsego County Treasurer’s Office, Foton Motor Group, City of Binghamton Economic Development Office, and A.O. Fox Hospital. Omicron Delta Epsilon, Hartwick’s Economics Honor Society, inducts students who have achieved academic success in the major.

Putting economics to work.

Recent economics graduates are bankers, policy analysts, consultants, financial analysts, teachers, and entrepreneurs. They study at some of the world’s finest graduate schools.

Hartwick alumni work for:

  • Moody’s
  • U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • The Urban Institute
  • The United Nations
  • The Chicago Bears

Hartwick graduates have been accepted to:

  • The London School of Economics
  • Boston University
  • Boston College
  • New York University
  • Cornell University

Meet the economics faculty.

Hartwick’s economics faculty are experts in the field. They’re scholars. And they’re focused on the future. That’s because they work closely with students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world of tomorrow. Hartwick students.

Carlena Cochi Ficano
Professor, Ph.D., Cornell University
Areas of focus:
Labor economics, applied econometrics, social policy on low income family well-being, the economics of higher education and, most recently, local economic development.
Kristin Jones
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Connecticut at Storrs
Areas of focus:
Industrial organization, public economics, mathematical economics, environmental economics, law and economics, climate change policy, effects of liability on financial structure and policy approaches to environmental problems such as invasive species and brownfields.
Larry Malone
Professor, Ph.D., The New School for Social Research
Areas of focus:
introductory economics, international economic policy, classical economic thought, economic history, and off campus programs in Europe and China.
Karl Seeley
Associate Professor and Department Chair, Ph.D., University of Washington
Areas of focus:
ecological macroeconomics, environmental economics and economic development, small-scale, sustainable farming and local food-supply issues.

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick economics experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost. Learn more about the three-year program.

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