Overview of Economics at F&M

Our curriculum better prepares F&M students with a broader realm of knowledge from which to draw throughout their careers. It also distinguishes our majors as they enter the professional world or graduate school, leading to top-level placements.

We offer truly impressive opportunities to work closely with faculty members in highly specialized courses and one-to-one tutorials.

Seniors who have exhibited outstanding scholarship gain access to independent research and study opportunities that can lead to departmental honors and publication in leading journals.

Our program is supported by an active, student-run Economics Club.

An economics major is valuable to any number of different professional disciplines in which critical thinking, analysis, and writing are emphasized.

While most graduates of the program enter the business world, many go on to graduate programs in medicine, law, or economics at such institutions as Oxford, Columbia, NERA, Harvard University, Yale University, University of Pennsylvania, University of California at Berkeley, Cornell University, Michigan State University, and the University of Virginia.

 The Pulse

Story 9/27/2018

Van Dyck Lecturer: What Went Wrong with Liberal Capitalism?

In 1989, the Berlin Wall came down, communism in Eastern Europe collapsed, and western government and business leaders hailed a new era of liberal democracy and market economics. Twenty-seven years...

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Story 9/21/2018

Economist Robert Kuttner is Economics Van Dyck Lecturer

Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of The American Prospect, a political and public policy magazine, will deliver Franklin & Marshall College’s Wayne K. Van Dyck Lecture Sept. 25 in the Roschel...

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Story 4/30/2018

Senior Spotlight: Her Dedication Brought a Golden Year in...

As she prepares for the May 12 Commencement ceremony, F&M senior Alyssa  Ward looks back at her four years on campus—and what's next. 

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