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Economics

Major • Minor

A Variety of Career Options

A major in economics is a wise investment. It will open the door to a wide range of fields such as business management, banking, investments, finance, public service and health care as well as pivotal roles such as data analytics manager, actuary, chief executive officer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer. If you’re interested in law, economics and public policy, this major offers excellent preparation for graduate studies.

You’ll receive individual attention from faculty committed to teaching small classes. You’ll find opportunities for collaborative research and preparation of articles for peer-reviewed journals such as Eastern Economic Journal, Journal of Sports Economics and Public Finance Review.

Hands On

Build business, entrepreneurial and transferable life skills by participating in student-operated businesses through Berry College Student Enterprises. Use off-campus experiences to strengthen your resume. Enroll in selective economics programs as well as internships in Washington, D.C., and with local law firms, banks and insurance agencies.

Economics FACULTY

Dr. Lauren Heller
Associate Professor of Economics
Dr. Lauren Heller

Dr. Heller’s research interests include international health and development economics, as well as a wide variety of policy questions and topics in applied microeconomics. She has published scholarly articles in a wide range of outlets, including the Eastern Economic Journal, Contemporary Economic Policy, Defence and Peace Economics, the Journal of Developing Areas and Social Science & Medicine. Dr. Heller also serves as a director of the Berry College Honors Program. She received her bachelor’s degree from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and her Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Take the Lead

Long before you step into the business world, you can get management experience, leveraging what you’ve learned in the classroom. Join and help run one of 15 Berry Student Enterprises — team and leadership roles that pay off in the real world.

Economics Courses

ECO 210
Principles of Managerial Economics

Understand the application of microeconomic analysis to management decision-making and planning. This course covers supply and demand, elasticity, price discrimination, auctions, principal-agent problems, production and costs, market structure, entrepreneurship, labor and capital markets, and the effects of exchange rate changes on firm behavior.

ECO 310
History of Economic Thought

Explore the impact of historical events on the evolution of economics, the connections between economics and other academic disciplines, and the influence of economists on society.

ECO 440
International Economics and Finance

Learn to apply economic analysis to real-world scenarios in international trade and finance. This course reviews trade theories, balance of payments and exchange rate as well as movements and international capital mobility. Through discussion and demonstration, you’ll gain an understanding of the effects of exchange rate movements on multi-national enterprises and the effects of tariffs and quotas.

Economics LIVES

CLASS OF 2020
Griffin Davis

Griffin Davis ’20, a double major in economics and finance, landed a job right after graduating with highest honors and collecting the J. Wilson Mixon Jr. Outstanding Senior in Economics Award. Today he is thriving in his position as a CORE finance associate with NBCUniversal and says the right combination of academics, on-campus jobs and internships contributed to his success.

Griffin Davis

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