The economics department hosted students and community members to a daylong workshop on corporate valuation and financial modeling, sponsored jointly by the Oberlin Student Finance and the Investment Club. Photo credit: William Bradford
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Economics has been described as the study of the issues arising from the allocation of limited resources to meet society’s unlimited human wants. Students with an interest in data analysis, mathematical modeling, finance, and quantitative matters will find the economics course of study sound preparation for continued study in economics or business.

Program Director

Ron Cheung

Associate Professor of Economics
Department Affiliation

Terri Pleska

Administrative Assistant 440-775-8483

Why Study Economics at Oberlin?

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Study Away Programs
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Variety of Courses

Sample Courses

  • ECON 101 - Principles of Economics 4 credits
  • ECON 211 - Money, the Financial System and the Economy 4 credits
  • ECON 313 - Games and Strategy in Economics 3 credits
  • ECON 452 - Seminar on Financial Crises in the United States 4 credits

Economics News

Kieran Minor '19 wins Truman Scholarship

Kieran Minor ’19 Named 2018 Truman Scholar

April 23, 2018
Kieran Minor ’19 has won the prestigious Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Awarded to outstanding college juniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to public service, the $30,000 prize will help fund Minor’s postgraduate studies.