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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Kelly Brown's '19 thesis looks at NAFTA’s impact on the internal migration patterns in Mexico. She was motivated to write this thesis because of NAFTA's relevance to the current political climate.
For his economics thesis, Josh Moskovitz '19 aims to study how an individual’s decision-making strategy predicts their leadership qualities. He is particularly interested in the maximizer/satisficer decision-making strategy.