Economics Department

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.


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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

W&L Economics Professors Win USITC Research Contract

Michael A. Anderson, the Robert E. Sadler Professor of Economics, and Martin H. Davies, assistant professor of economics, have been awarded a United States International Trade Commission (USITC) government research contract for work on the organization's India Trade Project.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Applications for Public Policy and Government Trip Due Sept. 18

The Williams School, in partnership with the Office of Career Development, will again run its public policy and government trip to Washington, D.C. over Reading Days. The trip runs from Oct. 14-16, and applications are due Friday, Sept. 18. While in the District, students will visit the offices of approximately a dozen alumni who work […]