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ECONOMICS

Why Choose Economics?

Economics is a social science that uses quantitative analysis to understand and predict the behavior of different entities. Its broad applications extend to an examination of problems and issues in a variety of areas. It complements the study of professional programs such as business administration, accounting, and finance by providing a strong liberal arts foundation upon which these programs are built. It also provides key insights into areas such as health care policy, the environment, international trade, and globalization.

What Economics Will Teach You!

Our curriculum in economics emphasizes the development of foundational knowledge in micro and macroeconomics, as well as quantitative analysis, and statistics. Specialised courses focus on the application of this knowledge to a range of topics while developing and sharpening skills in the process of conducting research, and oral presentation.

Where Economics Can Take You!

The study of economics not only provides you with a strong foundation for understanding the world through microeconomics, macroeconomics, and data analysis, but also supports its students with skills valued by employers. Studying economics is a means of entry to banking, business, management consulting, government, or law. Students interested in pursuing graduate level study in economics are strongly encouraged to consult closely with a member of the economics faculty.

Why Choose Economics?

Economics is a social science that uses quantitative analysis to understand and predict the behavior of different entities. Its broad applications extend to an examination of problems and issues in a variety of areas. It complements the study of professional programs such as business administration, accounting, and finance by providing a strong liberal arts foundation upon which these programs are built. It also provides key insights into areas such as health care policy, the environment, international trade, and globalization.

What Economics Will Teach You!

Our curriculum in economics emphasizes the development of foundational knowledge in micro and macroeconomics, as well as quantitative analysis, and statistics. Specialised courses focus on the application of this knowledge to a range of topics while developing and sharpening skills in the process of conducting research, and oral presentation.

Where Economics Can Take You!

The study of economics not only provides you with a strong foundation for understanding the world through microeconomics, macroeconomics, and data analysis, but also supports its students with skills valued by employers. Studying economics is a means of entry to banking, business, management consulting, government, or law. Students interested in pursuing graduate level study in economics are strongly encouraged to consult closely with a member of the economics faculty.

The below links provide a helpful guide to the most current major/minor core courses and electives. Full program requirements and course descriptions are located in the Elmira College Bulletin.

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Full-time Faculty:

Students studying economics have explored natural resources and regional economic development in Peru by visiting Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and a biosphere reserve deep in the Amazon rainforest, where we spotted not one, but TWO jaguars! Students have traveled to Southeast Asia to study the impact of globalisation on traditional economic activities and societies. Visits to large Southeast Asian mega-cities were complemented by home-stays with villagers in remote rural areas.

Honor Societies:

  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, Beta Rho Chapter - We are proud to claim Elmira College as home to the Beta Rho chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE), the international honor society in economics. ODE is one of the world's largest academic honor societies. The objectives of Omicron Delta Epsilon are recognition of scholastic attainment and the honoring of outstanding achievements in economics; the establishment of closer ties between students and faculty in economics within colleges and universities, and among colleges and universities and the publication of its official journal, The American Economist.

Internships:

Students studying economics have a range of options available to them in terms of career opportunities after graduation and internships to pursue while completing their degree. Many international and government organisations hire economics interns who can work on research and policy issues. Examples of such organisations are:

Additionally students interested in entering the field of business, industry or finance can find interships at private corporations, financial institutions and investment banks that can lead to futher career opportunities. As an example, Derek Caramella '21 interned locally at a multinational company Pladis Global, which produces classic candy such as TURTLES®, peforming modeling and analytical work using the skills he had acquired as a result of his econometrics class. This internship turned into a full-time job offer upon graduation.


Career Opportunities:

The American Economic Association has a vast array of resources for students covering topics such as careers in economics, preparing for graduate school and undergraduate research opportunities.

Michael Girard '17 together with the former Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen.

Michael Girard '17

(Also pictured: Former Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen)

Research Assistant at the International Monetary Fund
Economics Major

I couldn't have asked for more supportive professors. They were so active in encouraging my interests in economics and gave me every opportunity to bolster my knowledge with experiences like independent studies, research assistantships, and presentations at academic conferences....I am incredibly grateful and indebted to them for helping me get to where I am today.