Economics Programs

The study of economics is more vital in today's world than ever before.  The exchange of and competition for goods and services -- in the United States and around the world -- influences everything from small-scale community decisions to global geopolitics.

Economics is offered as both a major and a minor. Mathematical Economics is offered as a major.

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A liberal arts degree in economics offers a wide range of career options.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Faculty Research

Linus Nyiwul published 'Income, environmental considerations, and sustainable energy consumption in Africa' in the International Journal of Green Energy.

James O’Brien published ‘Age, Autos, and the Value of a Statistical Life’ in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty.

James O’Brien, et al, published ‘Environmental Engel Curves: Indirect Emissions of Common Air Pollutants’ in the Review of Economics and Statistics.

Rimvydas Baltaduonis, et al, published ‘Valuation structure in incomplete information contests: experimental evidence’ in the Public Choice journal.

Victoria Perez-Zetune ’16, Eileen Stillwaggon, et al, published ‘Congenital Chagas Disease in the United States: Cost Savings through Maternal Screening’ in The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

John Cadigan, et al, published ‘Endowment Effects and Contribution Strategies in Public Goods Experiments’ in the Archives of Psychology.

Rimvydas Baltaduonis, et al, published ‘Risk and Abnormal Returns in Markets for Congestion Revenue Rights’ in the Journal of Energy Markets.

Eileen Stillwaggon, et al, published ‘Congenital Toxoplasmosis in Austria: Prenatal Screening for Prevention is Cost-Saving’ in PLoS neglected Tropical Diseases.

Eileen Stillwaggon, et al, published ‘Point-of-Care Testing for Toxoplasma Gondii IgC/IgM Using Toxoplasma ICT IgG-IgM Test with Sera from the United States and Implications for Developing Countries’ in PLoS neglected Tropical Diseases.

Student Profile

A Mathematical Economics major, Tyler Mann '20 was studying in Shanghai through Gettysburg’s partnership with CET Shanghai. In addition to their academic coursework, students complete an internship as part of the program.

Watch his video about studying globally and read more about his experience.


Learn about GLEE

Gettysburg's latest economics lab easily transforms from a teaching classroom to a research facility. See how, and learn more.