The Mathematical Economics concentration is designed to give a background in economic theory plus the mathematical tools needed to analyze and develop additional theoretical constructions. The emphasis is on the abstract theory itself.
Students in this concentration will:
- Become fluent in economic theory and the mathematical tools needed to analyze and develop theoretical constructions
- Understand the concepts, tools, and research methods used in pure economic theory fields such as game theory
- Grasp microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics
- Produce a culminating artifact
Honors and CapstonesView Honors website
Students may be eligible for honors if they maintain 3.7 GPA for Economics courses and a 3.5 GPA overall, and either write an honors thesis in senior year following the procedures specified by the concentration, OR complete an alternative senior capstone project and obtain the approval of a faculty sponsor. Interested students should contact the Honors and Awards Advisor (Prof. Sriniketh Nagavarapu) in the junior year and meet the requirements listed in the Economics department's website.
This concentration allows you to address the following Liberal Learning goals:
- Engage with your community
- Develop a facility with symbolic languages
- Experience scientific inquiry
Many graduates have gone on to enter Ph.D. programs in Economics from which they were able to enter careers in university teaching and research or in the private sector and government. Others have pursued similarly diverse careers as for concentrators in the standard Economics concentration.