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

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.