Economics is a discipline that encompasses a breadth of policy-related topics, from energy and the environment to poverty and welfare. The department’s forward-thinking approach encourages its students to evaluate current policy by actively questioning mainstream thinking.


Meskan ’24 Ready to Explore HWS

Meskan2John Meskan ’24, one of the newest members of the Hobart and William Smith community, likes a challenge. Having climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, a dormant volcano in Tanzania, he is prepared…
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Gerson ’85, P’16 Talks Stock Market Movement During Pandemic

Gerson_Jeffrey_011_18_19-14As the COVID-19 pandemic rattles investors and the market, Jeffrey Gerson ’85, P’16, a financial advisor and Managing Director of GGM Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley, shares the insights…
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Sands ’89 Provides Advice for Struggling Businesses

covid-19-pandemic-JSandsJeff Sands ’89 knows what it’s like to lose everything. When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in 2005, he lost his home, neighborhood and business, and was forced to…
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Landeche ’21 to Intern on Capitol Hill

Landeche Carling Headshot 00037This summer, economics and international relations double major Carling Landeche ’21 will explore how her passions for economic policy, education and fighting poverty are addressed by the nation’s leaders. Interning…
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Pandemic Explained: Jacobsen on Economic Fallout

covid-19-pandemic-JPJAs the economy braces for the ongoing effects of COVID-19, President Joyce P. Jacobsen shares her analysis of the responses from the government and regulators, the impact on workers and…
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