• <a href="/live/image/gid/67/width/650/95915_econ_dept.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image95915"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/67/width/500/height/479/crop/1/95915_econ_dept.rev.1663882763.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/67/width/500/height/479/crop/1/95915_econ_dept.rev.1663882763.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/67/width/500/height/479/crop/1/95915_econ_dept.rev.1663882763.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/67/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95915_econ_dept.rev.1663882763.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/67/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95915_econ_dept.rev.1663882763.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/67/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95915_econ_dept.rev.1663882763.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/67/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95915_econ_dept.rev.1663882763.jpg" alt="Professor Aine McCarthy teaches the Grossman Model of health investments in ECON 312 Global Health Economics." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/67/width/720/height/690/crop/1/95915_econ_dept.rev.1663882763.jpg 2x" data-max-w="2400" data-max-h="1818" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Professor Aine McCarthy teaches the Grossman Model of health investments in ECON 312 Global Health Economics.</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/67/width/650/86484_Econ_main_image.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image86484"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/67/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86484_Econ_main_image.rev.1607646589.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/67/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86484_Econ_main_image.rev.1607646589.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/67/width/500/height/479/crop/1/86484_Econ_main_image.rev.1607646589.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 501px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/67/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86484_Econ_main_image.rev.1607646589.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/67/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86484_Econ_main_image.rev.1607646589.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/67/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86484_Econ_main_image.rev.1607646589.jpg" alt="Econ students participating in a Federal Open Market Committee meeting simulation." width="720" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/67/width/720/height/690/crop/1/86484_Econ_main_image.rev.1607646589.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1634" data-max-h="1566" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-split_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Econ students  participating in a Federal Open Market Committee meeting simulation.</div>

Students studying economics at Lewis & Clark develop an analytical toolkit that allows them to think more critically about complex economic, political, and social issues. We believe in a skills-based approach to education, and our goal is to use foundational and contemporary economic theory to hone your skills in analytical thinking, quantitative assessment, writing, and speaking. We pride ourselves on being a rigorous but supportive environment where our faculty share your enthusiasm and excitement for the application of economics to a range of issues. Graduates will be able to use economic theory to form rigorous hypotheses, collect the economic data relevant to those hypotheses, use empirical and quantitative methods to test and interpret those hypotheses, and, finally, communicate their analytical results in oral, written, and graphical formats.


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    Rachel Pearlman BA ’18
    Economics | Laguna Beach, California
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    Yonas Habte BA ’18
    Economics | Seattle, Washington
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    Skylar Golleher BA ’21
    Economics and Environmental Studies (double) | Little Rock, Arkansas
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