Williams’ economics department offers a rare combination of excellence in research and teaching at one of the top liberal arts colleges in the U.S., in a beautiful location in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachuetts.  We have an active group of more than 25 faculty, we’ve been ranked first among U.S. liberal arts colleges in terms of citations to our research, and we compare favorably to departments at mid-tier research universities in that regard, with our research output placing us among the top 55 economics departments in the US.  Economics is one of the most popular majors at Williams, and we offer a diverse and innovative curriculum. We also operate the Center for Development Economics, which offers a one-year Master’s degree in Policy Economics for early-career public servants from developing and transitional countries, and we contribute to Williams’ inter-disciplinary Political Economy program.  Read More

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