Pictured faculty (from L to R): Front row:  Susan Godlonton, Katie Gutierrez, Caitlin Hegarty, Shyam Raman, Anand Swamy, Owen Ozier, Quamrul Ashraf, Sara LaLumia  Second Row: Peter Pedroni, Greg Phelan, David Zimmerman, Bill Gentry, Sarah Jacobson, Burak Uras, Matthew Chao  Third Row: Neal Rappaport, Andrew Powell, Pamela Jakiela, Steven Nafziger, Ken Kuttner, Jon Bakija, Owen Thompson, Will Olney   Faculty not pictured: Jerry Caprio, Greg Casey, David Evans, Philip Gerson, Matthew Gibson, David Love, Peter Montiel, Ashok Rai, Michael Samson, Stephen Sheppard, Lara Shore-Sheppard, Tara Watson.

Economics is the most popular major at Williams. With more than 25 active faculty and a focus on both teaching and research, we are considered a leader among U.S. college economics departments. We offer a diverse and innovative curriculum, and we contribute to Williams’ interdisciplinary Political Economy program. 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. Read more about us here.

Wondering what you can do with an Economics major? We asked nine recent Williams alumni to share how they use economics in their current jobs. Watch our video “Where will Economics take you?” to see the varied paths they have taken! For another look at how a background in economics can be a tool for solving human problems, this brief educational video on Economics careers, developed by The American Economic Association, may be relevant and useful.