Economics Department Overview
Hartwick students who choose to major in economics learn the technical skills of the discipline and how to apply these skills to a wide range of contemporary issues. A complement to the Hartwick liberal arts education, the economics major develops in students both analytical expertise and a deep appreciation for the diversity of areas in which economic inquiry is relevant.
Departmental offerings promote collegial working and personal relationships among faculty and students through collaborative research and peer-critical learning. Off-campus study, whether via an internship or study-abroad program, is promoted to help students understand economic issues through firsthand experience.
Students who earn the B.A. in Economics are well-prepared for careers in a variety of fields. Recent graduates have put their knowledge to work for employers such as Goldman Sachs, the Urban Institute, and federal and state government agencies such as the Federal Reserve and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Others have pursued an M.A. or Ph.D. in economics, or advanced study in law, public policy, education, and business administration.
Exciting Student Outcomes
The key to economics education is making the connection to the real world. Our faculty involve our students in research, and our students’ own interests and drive help them find rewarding internships. The results are good placements in employment or graduate school after college.
Department of Economics
Binghamton University (SUNY)
Christo Tarazi ’14
Department of Economics
University of California at Irvine
Kelsey Heider ’09
Associate Surety Underwriter – Surety Underwriting Development Program
Liberty Mutual (Philadelphia)
Matthew Morrish ’18
Commercial Project Manager – Small Projects
Robert Shepard ’18
Reinhardt LLP (New York City)
Julia Jonaitis ’16
Partnership Development Manager for New Markets
Gear Launch (San Francisco)
Sawyer MacDonald ’15
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Economics Major and Minor
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Hartwick economics students complete a range of rewarding internships and off-campus courses. The department maintains a strong alumni network so students benefit from connecting with our graduates.
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The economics faculty at Hartwick are deeply vested in partnering with our students to apply economics to problems of contemporary relevance both in an out of the classroom through innovative teaching, shared research and community engagement projects.
Meet our Economics Faculty
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