Megan Glendon ’07 As an economics major at Connecticut College, you’ll learn to think
Economics, international relations analytically, pose and solve economic problems, and use economic models
to construct and test hypotheses. You’ll be exposed to microeconomics and
Q: What were your
macroeconomics, as well as applied economics fields from econometrics to
A: I loved the professors finance, labor, environmental economics, industrial organization, public finance
in the economics and development. Connecticut College is one of the few liberal arts colleges
department; they were all of its size that offer multiple econometrics courses, real corporate finance
very passionate about the courses and an abundance of classes on economic history and the many
material they taught. I had a professor
who would run out of room on the
theoretical frameworks that can be used to think about economic problems.
chalkboards even though there were four Our economics majors are in high demand in consulting firms, private banking
of them in the room. and finance, as well as in government and the entities that advise them and
the nonprofit sector. Many students also continue their education in graduate
Q: What were your internship experiences
programs in business, finance, economics, public policy and law.
A: In the summer after my sophomore year,
I worked at a small investment bank in Research Opportunities
San Francisco for an economist who was
a demographics expert. I had just taken Our students apply what they learn here in many original pieces of research.
econometrics, so I felt well-prepared to We’ve had senior honors theses on how the work of American political
work with data she had collected. Later, philosopher John Rawls influenced economics, as well as on the impact of
former U.S. Secretary of State George
Shultz used the research that I worked on
immigration on English labor markets and attitudes about money in ancient
at a conference on demographic trends Greece and Rome. One student looked at research and development spending
that pose security threats to the U.S. In my by the pharmaceutical industry in the world’s developed economies and its
junior year I studied in London. I stayed impact on health outcomes. In your classes you’ll begin to see how economics
on in London thanks to an internship
intersects with the fields of international relations, environmental studies,
funded by the College.
government, history, sociology and others. You’ll be able to take classes in
Q: What have you been working on since feminist economics and gender and development. You may work as a research
graduation? assistant to a professor, participate in a departmental lecture series or apply to
A: Now I am working for an economic combine economics with one of the College’s interdisciplinary programs.
consulting firm analyzing electricity
markets. Connecticut College does a great
job of making a theoretical major really Study Abroad
concrete. I was able to show this firm how
I had already applied my skills analyzing You may also extend your learning through College-funded internships
data. They will train me in electricity, but and study abroad. In addition to study abroad programs offered by other
they know I can handle a steep learning institutions, Connecticut College also sponsors its own Study Away Teach
curve because Connecticut College Away (SATA) programs in which a small group of Connecticut College
prepared me for that.
students and one or two faculty spend a semester abroad together. Two
economics faculty regularly lead SATAs to Vietnam, providing students a
unique opportunity to study the fast-growing economy of Southeast Asia.
Faculty Edward J. McKenna, and laissez-faire
Professor of Economics; economics; ancient What can you do with
Chair of the Economics Greek economics
Professor of Economics Department a major in economics?
Ph.D., University of A.B., Franklin and Donald M. Peppard, Jr.,
Pittsburgh Marshall College; Ph.D., Professor of Economics Arik De ’00
Latin American economic SUNY Stony Brook B.A., Ph.D., Michigan Carey Fellow in Governmental Finance,
development; social Macroeconomics; State University New York State Office of the Budget
protection econometrics Public sector economics;
Earned a master’s degree in public
economics of gambling;
Candace Howes, Barbara policy at the University of Chicago
Yongjin Park, Assistant the informal sector in
Hogate Ferrin ’43 and worked as a research associate
Professor of Economics Hanoi, Vietnam
Associate Professor of at the International Monetary Fund. At
B.A., M.A., Seoul
Economics Education Connecticut College, was a scholar in the
National University; Gerald Visgilio, Professor
B.A., Columbia Toor Cummings Center for International
Ph.D., University of of Economics
University; Ph.D., Studies and the Liberal Arts.
Massachusetts, Amherst A.B., Providence College;
University of California, Microeconomics and M.S., Ph.D., University
Berkeley Barbara Silk ’05
behavioral economics; of Rhode Island
Labor and the banking and Microeconomics; Sales analyst for Boston Beer Co., the
international economy; comparative banking environmental and maker of Samuel Adams products. Works
aging and the long- systems; social inequality natural resource on performance monitoring, market
term-care workforce and labor supply economics; research and ad hoc projects for both the
environmental justice; sales force and corporate office.
Rolf W. Jensen, Spencer J. Pack, Professor law and economics
Professor of Economics Minored in Hispanic studies and
of Economics previously worked as an analyst for CRA
B.A., Trinity College; B.A., Franconia College;
M.A., Ph.D., University International, an economic consulting firm
M.A., University in Boston.
of Massachusetts of Toronto; Ph.D.,
International political University of New
economy; international Christopher Chand ’06
economic development; History of economic Economist and research coordinator at
political economy of thought/economic the Jerome Levy Forecasting Center in
post-war Vietnam history; Adam Smith Mount Kisco, N.Y.
Also studied Japanese at Connecticut
College and was named a Winthrop
Selected Courses Scholar, the College’s highest academic
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