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Meet the Chair

George Davis, economics department chair
George Davis
Professor and Chair

Economics provides a unified framework to think about choices, their consequences and the ability of policy makers to change outcomes. Although our major provides specific skills in certain areas, such as econometrics, the key piece of intellectual capital acquired by our majors is a well-honed skill for critical thinking, especially with regard to problems that involve data and quantitative methods.

These skills are in high demand among employers and graduate schools. Economics majors consistently rank in the top five for highest starting salaries and mid-career earnings and score the second highest of any major on the LSAT.

We offer three undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics from the Farmer School, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Economics from the College of Arts and Science. We also offer a Master’s of Arts degree in Economics and the opportunity for high-achieving majors to earn their Bachelor and Master’s degree in four years.