- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Economics is the study of the allocation of limited resources in the face of society’s unlimited wants. Economists identify problems, propose solutions, and evaluate policy in resource allocation in every facet of society. Students with an interest in data analysis, mathematical modeling, public policy, business, and finance will find the economics course of study broad, challenging, and diverse.
Why Study Economics at Oberlin?
- ECON 101 - Principles of Economics 4 credits
- ECON 211 - Money, the Financial System and the Economy 4 credits
- ECON 322 - Public Economics 4 credits
- ECON 430 - Economics of Poverty & Income Distribution 4 credits
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“Many people think economics is only concerned about stocks, bonds and GDP, but the discipline is so much wider than that. Our courses encourage the application of theory to practical policy and thoughtful analysis. That’s why Oberlin students can take economic courses focused on the environment, health, poverty, cities, firm behavior—and on stocks and bonds, of course.”Ron Cheung , Professor of Economics