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Department of Economics

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Students in Eastern’s Business Economics and General Economics programs learn the impact of economic issues, society and government affairs. They develop the analytical, communication and quantitative skills graduates need to succeed. Alumni hold positions in financial institutions, government and social agencies, consulting firms and corporations. Economics is also an excellent major for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in law, public policy or economics, or those interested in teaching careers.

Maryanne Clifford
Department Chair
Webb Hall, Room 451
(860) 465-5512
(860) 465-4469
Gwyneth Carrell
Secretary II
Webb Hall, Room 423
(860) 465-4620
(860) 465-4469
Student and professor
Economics fair exposition
Professors and students poising

Programs of Study

  • The Economics major offers concentrations in Business Economics and General Economics; both integrate a rigorous curriculum with experiential learning opportunities. Students develop high-level critical thinking, writing and quantitative skills and acquire knowledge of the latest economic theories and practices. They develop a sense of social responsibility to provide innovative solutions to society’s pressing issues related to the environment, sustainability, health and economic security. An Economics minor is also available to other majors.

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  • The multidisciplinary Labor Relations and Human Resource Management major teaches students how to evaluate issues related to work and employment relationships. With a focus on creative, analytical and critical thinking, the program offers a unique approach to complex employment issues. Students develop a critical perspective and understanding of the roles of workers, employers, unions, institutions and labor laws. Faculty members come from the Business, Economics and Psychology departments.

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