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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Reiss Berger's '19 thesis, "Corporate Sponsorship in Professional Soccer: Does it Pay to Support a Winner?" examines whether corporate jersey sponsors, who pay up to $80 million per year, get concrete returns on their investment in the form of their market price.
Expanding the work she did with Professor Anne Preston on exit rates of scientists from their professions, Batia Katz’s '19 thesis will explore the gender pay gap in science and engineering fields, specifically looking at the percent of the differential that can be explained by family...