Chair of the Department of Economics: Joerg Bibow
Professors: Joerg Bibow; Roy J. Rotheim; Peter von Allmen, The David H. Porter Chair
Associate Professors: Monica Das, Sandra Goff, Marketa Wolfe
Assistant Professors: Rodrigo Schneider, Smriti Tiwari
Visiting Assistant Professors: Patrick Reilly
Emeritus Professors: Robert Jones, Mehmet Odekon
Lecturers: Severin Carlson, Christopher Markham
Students majoring in economics learn analytical skills and methods of the field, including deductive reasoning, decision-making techniques, quantitative analysis, and modeling principles, and apply these skills in analysis of the ways in which economic forces affect national and international policies and issues. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition and goals of the college, the economics major supports the students’ growth in critical thinking, problem solving, global understanding and appreciation, and communication skills. In core courses, students learn analytical and quantitative skills. In upper-level courses, students apply these analytical, quantitative, and writing skills, focus on a variety of domestic and international policy-oriented issues, and engage in independent research.
Omicron Delta Epsilon, Alpha Zeta Chapter
OMICRON DELTA EPSILON, ALPHA ZETA CHAPTER: Omicron Delta Epsilon is an economics honor society that was initially formed in 1915 and became an international honor society in 1969. Omicron honors academic achievement in economics and encourages devotion and advancement in the field. The eligibility requirements include:
- a strong interest in economics;
- completion of at least four economics courses and a 3.60 or higher average in economics; and
- a GPA of 3.60 or higher in all college courses taken.
Credit for Advanced Placement
Students receiving a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement (AP) microeconomics exam will receive credit for having taken EC104. Students receiving a score of 5 on the AP macroeconomics exam will receive credit for having taken EC103. Students who receive scores of 4 on either AP exam can elect to take a qualifying exam(s) as a petition to grant credit for EC103 and/or EC104. The department strongly recommends that students take at least one introductory course at Skidmore. Students may consider taking an honors section, if offered.
Students receiving a score of 6 or higher on the Higher Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exam in economics can choose to earn credit for either EC103 or EC104. Students who earned a 5 on the IB economics exam can elect to take a qualifying exam as a petition to grant credit for either EC103 or EC104.
Students receiving a score of A or higher on the Advanced Level (A-level) exam in economics can choose to earn credit for either EC103 or EC104. Students who earned a B on the A-level economics exam can elect to take a qualifying exam as a petition to grant credit for either EC103 or EC104.
The qualifying exams are offered before the start of classes in each semester by the department chair. (Note: AP, IB, and A-level courses in economics do not satisfy general education requirements.)
EC 243 - Environmental and Resource Economics