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- Academic Division: The Williams School
- Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts
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Washington and Lee's Department of Economics seeks to give its students a fundamental understanding of economic processes and institutions with an emphasis on the liberal arts. Students in the department learn to think critically using the analytical tools of economic study, allowing them to apply economic theory to economic and social issues.
With the empirical tools of the discipline, students also develop an ability to evaluate the validity of theoretical predictions made by scholars in their field. Additionally, the department fosters a strong capacity to communicate in its students, making graduates well-suited to address complex issues in today's world.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Mike Smitka, professor of economics, was quoted by the business website, The Street, Aug. 20 in a story about foreign investors' trust in Japanese companies in the wake of a Toshiba Corp....
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Mike Smitka, professor of economics at Washington and Lee University, discusses auto financing in WalletHub. Smitka answers questions on the best time of year to buy a car; whether auto financing...
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Washington and Lee University senior Sommer Ireland, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) in Austria for the 2015-2016 academic year. Although it is...