Best ECONOMICS program at which small liberal arts school?





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By Othermom (Othermom) on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 01:34 pm: Edit

If it is not too much a contradiction in terms...which small liberal arts school has the best/most highly regarded economics department?...one that would have perhaps slightly less of a theoretical slant and more of a business-practical emphasis in its curriculum? Or well-respected faculty? Williams? Amherst? Bowdoin? Middlebury? etc.?
Thanks for your input.

By Perry (Perry) on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 02:03 pm: Edit

If you have a daughter, Wellesley has an excellent economics department; has turned out most of the country's leading women economists.

By Othermom (Othermom) on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 02:47 pm: Edit

Thank you for your response...though my question is for my son.

By Haon (Haon) on Wednesday, September 03, 2003 - 11:32 pm: Edit

Williams probably has the strongest LAC econ program.

It also has the best placement in econ-related jobs (it has an excellent alumn network...one of the best).

By Kewkiekid (Kewkiekid) on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 12:19 am: Edit

take a look at Oberlin.

By Arcadia (Arcadia) on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 09:11 am: Edit

Middlebury has an excellent program as well. David Colander teaches there. He wrote the most widely used introductory college level econ textbook (Principles of Economics (McGraw-Hill)).

http://www.middlebury.edu/depts/econ/

By Anotherdad (Anotherdad) on Thursday, September 04, 2003 - 12:55 pm: Edit

Claremont-McKenna touts their econ program. However, it is also called the most capitalist school in America so you might expect their economics to have a certain tilt.

By Argilospsychi (Argilospsychi) on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 05:51 pm: Edit

I also reccomed checking out Claremont-McKenna.

And on the same note, check out Pomona. Hard social sciences are less of a specific focus like at CM, but Pomona is very good in *every* subject.

By Othermom (Othermom) on Friday, September 05, 2003 - 06:50 pm: Edit

thank you all for your input!


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