Located in Ascension Hall, the Department of Economics offers about 20 different courses a year. Taught by a faculty of 8 professors, courses range from Environmental Economics and the Economics of Immigration to Business Cycles and Globalization. Economics offers students an opportunity to develop analytical tools for understanding complex social issues.
Students learn to build, test, and revise models of behavior. Economics courses integrate theory, analytical models, data, quantitative research methods, and public policy issues, so that students are able to understand and to analyze important social problems and intelligently evaluate public policy proposals that are offered as solutions. Every economics class at Kenyon is designed to develop students' abilities to think in a rigorous, analytic way, and to develop their communication skills.