Economic students learn to identify economic issues and problems, to form hypotheses and to gather and use data to test the hypotheses. They also learn to formulate policies to deal with economic problems and analyze both the intended and unintended effects of these policies. Students frequently work as a research assistant with a faculty member and have collaborative work published in a professional journal.
As a rising junior, Hady Hewidy ’17 took part in a Levitt Summer Research Fellowship that analyzed political engagement and participation in Egypt in the decade leading up to the 2011 revolution. “It was an extremely significant experience for me to transition from (being) a participant in Egypt's revolution to someone who is trying to examine and understand the same events academically,” he says. Hewidy, who is from Cairo, says he took part in the protests and sit-ins that demanded a transition from a military junta to an elected government. He’s remained an activist: In 2014 he helped launch a program to support the Bedouins’ hiking industry in the high mountain region of the Sinai Peninsula. At Hamilton, Hewidy majors in economics and world politics.More >>
Byssainthe-Loubens Theork ’06 is a senior manager at Fidelity Investments who is working on a long-term plan – returning to his native Haiti to foster development and launch a political career. Theork majored in economics and world politics at Hamilton College with Haiti in mind.More >>
Hamilton graduates who concentrated in economics are pursuing careers in a variety of fields, including: