The Earlham economics department introduces students to the theoretical and empirical tools of economic analysis and helps students develop and hone the skills required to undertake independent research in one or more sub-disciplines of economics. Our faculty also are involved in interdisciplinary programs, including Environmental Studies, International Studies, Business and Nonprofit Management, and Peace and Global Studies, so courses attract many “non-econ majors,” which helps broaden students’ perspectives and experiences.
Economics majors from Earlham have pursued further study at a number of leading universities, including Brown, Duke, Harvard, Michigan, Minnesota, Virginia and Yale. Others have made successful careers in consulting, banking, government, the private nonprofit sector and teaching.
Earlhamites in Economics
Politician in Training
Abhinav Khanal ’16, Economics and Politics double major, wants to become a politician in his native Nepal. He was motivated to by his father, who served in the government for 25 years, and had to sacrifice a lot for it.More
After Earlham, Joe Hedrick earned his M.B.A. at Duke University, and began his banking career with Chase Manhattan Bank in New York. At State Street Corporation, he has worked for a number of years on risk and compliance issues. More
Robert Faulkens ’84 is a former high school teacher, coach and principal. An athlete at Earlham, he says, “this job is a chance to be a part of something I love. I can’t play any more, but this is a way I can still be involved.”More