Economics comprises a variety of theoretical approaches to understanding human behavior, social interactions, and economic performance, and a set of powerful statistical tools that can be used to test competing theories empirically.
The economics curriculum at Haverford offers introductory and upper level courses both in theory and empirical methods, as well as numerous electives on a broad range of economic topics.
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For her thesis, Olivia will be conducting a national analysis on the effects of different provider payment models on utilization and quality of health care in an inpatient setting.
Kevin Yan’s '20 thesis will explore the effects of foreign direct investment (FDI) on economic growth. Specifically, he wants to see if the effects of FDI on economic growth differ depending on the sectoral composition of FDI.