Pictured faculty (from L to R): Matthew Chao, Sarah Jacobson, Matthew Gibson, Anand Swamy, Jon Bakija, Jessica Leight, Gerard Caprio, Ralph Bradburd, William Olney, Susan Godlonton, Sara LaLumia, David Love, Peter Montiel, Quamrul Ashraf, Kenneth Kuttner, Gregory Phelan, Peter Pedroni, Steven Nafziger, Ashok Rai, and William Gentry.

Faculty not pictured: Michael Samson, Lucie Schmidt, Stephen Sheppard, Lara Shore-Sheppard, Tara Watson, and David Zimmerman.


Economics is one of the most popular majors at Williams. We offer a diverse and innovative curriculum, and we’re a leader among U.S. college economics departments. With more than 25 active faculty and a focus on both teaching and research, 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’ interdisciplinary Political Economy program. Read more here.

Students who are evaluating career options in economics or who may have wondered what types of professionals utilize economics in various fields will find this brief educational video, developed by The American Economic Association, to be relevant and interesting.