At Kenyon, economics is taught as the scientific study of those aspects of social behavior concerned with choosing how best to use technology and limited resources so as to maximize individual or social welfare. Economic analysis involves working simultaneously with analytical models, data, quantitative research methods, and social norms such as allocative efficiency and macroeconomic stability.
The Department of Economics serves two distinct groups of students: majors and non-majors who take economics courses. Most of the non-majors take our economics principles sequence as part of their general education courses. In addition, some non-majors take economics courses as part of their International Studies majors or in the Public Policy or Environmental Studies concentrations.
The Department of Economics faculty strives to help our majors acquire the ability to
The Department of Economics faculty also strives to help non-majors acquire the ability to