The economics curriculum at Simon's Rock is rooted in the liberal arts tradition of rigorous analysis, thus developing students reading, discussion, and problem solving skills within the discipline.
Courses contextualize economics in its various disciplinary underpinnings—e.g., in mathematics, history, and philosophy—demonstrate the relation of economics to other disciplines, provide students with core competence in economics, and offer breadth and depth of study in the discipline. The study of economics at Simon’s Rock involves addressing fundamental and persistent questions concerning material well-being; distribution; finance; economic policymaking; and technological and institutional change. Students prepare for further study with a foundation in the core subfields.
Students with a concentration in economics may enter into fields such as research, market analysis, statistics, and quantitative analysis.