BA MAJOR

What You’ll Study

As an Economics major at Warren Wilson, you’ll receive instruction on analytical and quantitative skills that will get you ready to be an entrepreneur, a non-profit manager, or an executive. You’ll develop your skills in advocacy and policy formulation while thinking deeply, honing your communication skills and getting hands-on experience to sharpen your resume.

You’ll develop strategic thinking with respect to market characteristics and public policy, and you’ll develop critical thinking on economic systems and their relationship to political and ecological realities.

Tracks With Meaning

Students studying Economics can pursue one of two tracks.

  • The Economics and Political Economy track emphasizes the interaction between markets, states, and civil society. It focuses on the theory of policy formulation, economic growth, trade, and the formation of markets. Through this track, you’ll learn how to analyze a variety of real world problems: From minimum wages and climate change to world trade and arms races.
  • The Business Economics track emphasizes the analysis of commercial activity and its applications. You’ll learn the mechanics of managing a firm in a variety of market contexts and the fundamentals of strategic thinking.

Alumni Entrepreneurship

Many Warren Wilson alumni are entrepreneurs. Here are just a handful of the alumni connections between Warren Wilson and local Asheville business:

Explore Classes in This Program

ECONOMICS

Survey in Economics

Why do we have minimum wages? Is immigration harmful for American workers? Do tax cuts generate growth? This course is an introduction to the exciting field of Economics. We’ll learn supply and demand, the basics of strategic interaction, and theories of consumer behavior. In the process, we’ll explore the advantages and limitations of the methods and tools that economists use.

BUSINESS

The Art and Science of Managing People

This course stresses how the human resource management function and its contemporary activities contribute to organizational effectiveness and the achievement of strategic organizational objectives.  It is grounded in the assumption that traditional human resource management practices need to be reconsidered in light of the transformed employment relationship of the twenty-first century.  We’ll delve into the material through experiential opportunities including role plays, simulation, exercises, and cases.

ECONOMICS

Development Economics

Today, most of the world’s population, and the world’s poor, reside in what is often called the developing world: geographic regions which exhibit, among many other characteristics, high incidences of poverty and inequality, low levels of public investment, and reliance on agriculture. This course introduces students to the primary issues of development economics and economic growth.

Meet Our Faculty

Through both teaching, collaboration, and research, I hope to demonstrate the value of economics in understanding the world and changing it for the better.

Alfredo R.M. Rosete, Ph.D.
Alfredo Rosete
Alfredo R.M. Rosete, Ph.D.
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