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Skidmore College

BA in Economics

12 courses

  1. Majors are required to take EC 103: Introduction to Macroeconomics; EC 104: Introduction to Microeconomics; EC 235: Macroeconomic Theory; EC 236: Microeconomic Theory; EC 237: Statistical Methods; and EC 375: Senior Seminar in Economics
  2. Plus, MA 111: Calculus I (MA 108: Calculus with Algebra I and MA 109: Calculus with Algebra II)
  3. And four additional elective courses, at least three of which must be at the 300-level. 

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About Economics

To be a well-informed citizen requires a real understanding of how economic forces shape our lives, from the choice of buying local to supporting economic development across the globe. Economics is an important tool for policymakers, nonprofit and for-profit managers, academics, and financial analysts. Our courses delve into topics such as the European Monetary Union, wealth and poverty, health and health care, the environment, even crime and sports. Here, you will develop the skills required to make real contributions to the national conversation and prepare to enter a variety of careers and top graduate programs in economics.

Interesting Classes I Might Take

  • Economics of Development
  • Economics of European Integration
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Theory and Policy
  • Economics of Health and Healthcare
  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Finance
  • Gender in the Economy

Full course list here

Beyond the Classroom

Popular study abroad programs: Skidmore in London, University College London (England); Skidmore in Spain: Madrid and Alcala; and University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

Recent capstones/theses: Socio-Economic Mobility and the Second Generation Maghrebian Immigrants in France; Changing Characteristics of the Health Care Workforce and Title V of the Affordable Care Act; Peace Through Trade? Determining the Ideal Trade Regime for Israel and Palestine; Policy Rules vs. Discretion in Central Banking Policy; Fire Sales in the Tri-Party Repo Market; A Monetary Approach to Exchange rates: an Empirical Analysis

Success After Skidmore

Careers: A sampler of what our alumni do

  • Senior analyst/customer card marketing operations, AMEX, NYC
  • Consultant, Bain & Co., London, England
  • Co-head, Fixed Inc. Currencies & Commodities, Bank of America, NYC
  • Director, Barclays Bank, Madrid, Spain
  • Owner, Battenkill Valley Creamery, Salem, N.Y.
  • Global franchise head, Hemophilia, Baxter Healthcare, Chicago, Ill.
  • Balkan analyst, Berlin Information Center, Berlin, Germany
  • Founder/CEO, Bleum Inc., Shanghai, China
  • Commercial horse breeder, Blue Chip Breeders, Boyds, Md.
  • VP/senior credit analyst, BMO Global Asset Management, Chicago, Ill.
  • Senior associate, Booz & Co., Chicago, Ill.
  • Senior VP/chief marketing officer, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Mass.
  • Math teacher, Briarcliff High School, Briarcliff Manor, N.Y.
  • Attorney/partner, Bryan Cave LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate strategic planner, Chevron Corp., San Ramon, Calif.
  • Director, credit analyst-corporate bonds, Cigna Corporation, Hartford, Conn.
  • Managing partner, Dudack Research Group, NYC
  • Senior VP of international operations, Dun & Bradstreet, Short Hills, N.J.
  • Litigation attorney/partner, Ellenoff Grossman & Schole, NYC
  • Group director of strategic partnerships and initiatives, Equity Investment Bank, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Regulatory analyst, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.
  • Managing director, GE Commercial Finance Corp. Lending, Norwalk, Conn.
  • Fuel oil derivatives trader, Glencore Ltd., Stamford, Conn.
  • Economist, Government of Swaziland, Manzini, Swaziland
  • Director of innovation, global chocolate, Hershey Foods, Hershey, Pa.
  • Decision support and analytics, Hewlett-Packard, Bangalore, India
  • Corporate strategist, Hilton Worldwide, McLean, Va.
  • Environmental economist, Industrial Economics, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Head of US institutional equity sales, JP Morgan, NYC
  • Manager/global university relations, John Deere, Chicago, Ill.
  • Senior director/E&D finance, Microsoft, Redmond, Wash.
  • President & CEO, Newhall Labs, Greenwich, Conn.

Graduate Schools:A sampler of where our alumni go

  • Boston University, M.B.A.
  • CUNY, Ph.D. in economics
  • Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, M.B.A.
  • Duke University, M.A. in economics
  • George Washington University, M.A. in international affairs
  • London School of Economics, MSc in social policy and development
  • MIT, Sloan School of Management, master's of finance
  • New York University, M.A. in economics
  • Northeastern University, M.A. in education
  • Oxford University, M.Phil. in economics
  • SOAS, M.A. in international economics
  • University of California-Davis, M.A. in economics
  • University of Texas-Dallas, Ph.D. in economics
  • University of Wisconsin, Ph.D. in economics
  • Yale School of Forestry


Meet the Economics faculty members.