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.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
W&L's Martin Davies Talks Economics in Papua New Guinea
Martin Davies, Associate Professor of Economics at Washington and Lee University, gave the keynote address at the Certified Practising Accountants (CPA) Papua New Guinea Annual Conference in Lae, PNG on August 22. His talk was titled "Policy in Papua New Guinea: Recent Shocks, New Directions."
Thursday, June 01, 2017
Andre Zeromski ’20 Selected as Kemper Scholar
Andre Zeromski '20 has been selected from a group of finalists for the Class of 2020 of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Matt Carl ’17 Profiled in The Roanoke Times
The Roanoke Times profiled graduating senior Matt Carl in today's commencement story.