Department of Economics

Economics at Trinity gives students the knowledge to understand how the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services affects the world in which we live. A focus on logical thinking makes Trinity’s economics curriculum a valuable foundation for a variety of careers in law, business, and public affairs.

To give students access to a wide variety of applications, the department offers six distinct tracks: theoretical economics, economics and law, economics and business, international economics, economics and public policy, and general economics. The department offers classes in virtually all major economic subfields, including labor economics and international trade, as well as specialized areas such as environmental economics and the economic analysis of law.

While pursuing their degrees, our students have opportunities to participate in international study in Europe and Latin America, teach economics in local schools, and undertake ambitious independent study projects.

Economics is an excellent preparation for a wide range of careers. Many of our majors go on to pursue advanced degrees at highly ranked graduate programs in economics, law, business, and public policy. Others go directly into business or international careers.