The economics department hosted students and community members to a daylong workshop on corporate valuation and financial modeling, sponsored jointly by the Oberlin economics department and the Oberlin Student Finance and Investment Club. Photo credit: William Bradford
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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.

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Ron Cheung

Professor of Economics
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Terri Pleska

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Sample Courses

  • 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
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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.