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Economics

Major in Economics

Economics, or the study of how society and individuals allocate scarce resources, is central to the process of all decision-making. As a Linfield Economics major, you will build on a foundation of microeconomic and macroeconomic principles to study real-world topics like the business of sports, international trade theory, the use of natural resources, and the changing methodologies of economic thought. Apply your ideas to an independent projects or complete an internship as a capstone to your studies.
As an Economics major at Linfield, you might take:
ECON 341
Environmental Economics
Examine how individuals make decisions in situations like gambling, planning when to study, and donating to charity.
ECON 372
Behavioral Economics
Evaluate the costs of environmental problems and explore how government policies address them.
ECON 412
Macroeconomics
Use models to examine the business cycle and predict how changes in tax policy, government spending, and interest rates affect the economy.
For more information about a major or minor in Economics contact: Admission.