Economics at Clark
Clark's economics department provides students with a strong background in economic analysis and a wide range of applied courses, including areas such as international and development economics; environmental, population, and urban; public finance; and sport. The department offers an undergraduate honors program as well as a Ph.D. program.
A tradition of innovative research and teaching
Housed in the oldest building on campus, Jonas Clark Hall, the Department of Economics has continued in the tradition of exacting research and empirical economic enquiry that was established by the first president of Clark College, Carroll Wright. At the same time, the faculty maintains its commitment to providing high quality teaching to students in both its undergraduate and Ph.D. programs.
Wright earned his reputation for his extensive—and innovative—social surveys of the economic condition of working people at the turn of the 19th century. Today, the ten members of the Department of Economics are applying new methods and data to answer a host of important questions.