Economics at Pomona College
Associate Professor Michael Steinberger explains what makes the Economics major at Pomona College special.
"The really interesting part of economics for me is being able to...apply [the analytical tools from my math double major] to issues that I think are meaningful and make a difference in policy."
Students who take our courses learn about a wide range of forces that shape our economy and society. Our curriculum emphasizes economic theory, statistical analysis, and the role of public policy in addressing economic and social problems.
We are committed to teaching students how to construct and test rigorous models of individual and aggregate behavior and how to interpret empirical results in the context of competing explanations. We offer a broad range of courses designed to serve the aspirations of all economics majors as well as the intellectual purposes of the broader student body.
Majors adopt either a general or a mathematical approach to the study of economics. Students may specialize in financial, managerial, international, and industrial economics, or another area of focus. Some classes make extensive use of the computer instruction facilities in the Carnegie and Hahn buildings and at Information Technology Services. Also introductory courses are kept to a very small size to facilitate faculty-student interaction.
The Economics Club sponsors career discussions with visiting alumni, co-hosts an annual personal financial planning seminar for students, and plans social and sports activities with faculty, including Women in Economics luncheon meetings. The Senior Colloquium has hosted internationally known guest speakers such as renowned British banker Sir Andrew Crockett and economists Asim Khwaja from the Harvard Kennedy School, Kevin Lang from Boston University, and Preston McAfee from Cal Tech. The Investment Club and Sagehen Capital Management offer students the opportunity to manage real investment funds.
Our curriculum prepares our graduates for rewarding careers in academia, government, finance, law, journalism, consulting, business, and the non-profit sector. Graduates have engaged in activities such as organizing an agricultural extension service for drought-ridden areas of Africa, writing for The Wall Street Journal, trading yen on the foreign exchange market, and starting retail businesses. Karen Horn, a 1965 Pomona graduate, was the first woman to serve as president of a Federal Reserve Bank.
|Tahir Andrabi||Professor of Economics||(909) 607-2513||Carnegie Building 213|
|Peter Bergevin||Lecturer in Economics||(909) 621-8118|
|Eleanor Brown||James Irvine Professor of Economics and Co-coordinator of the Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program||(909) 607-2810||Carnegie Building 216|
|John Clithero||Assistant Professor of Economics||(909) 607-0296||Carnegie Building 203|
|Bowman Cutter||Assistant Professor of Economics||(909) 607-8187||Carnegie Building 212|
|Pierangelo De Pace||Assistant Professor of Economics||(909) 621-8744||Carnegie Building 205|
|Manisha Goel||Assistant Professor of Economics||(909) 607-3997||Carnegie Building 207|
|Jill Harris||Lecturer in Economics||(909) 607-4523||Carnegie Building 215|
|John Jurewitz||Lecturer in Economics||(909) 621-8576||Carnegie Building 218|
|Michael Kuehlwein||George E. and Nancy O. Moss Professor of Economics||(909) 607-4016||Carnegie Building 206|
|James Lehman||Visiting Professor of Economics||(909) 607-2900||Carnegie Building 207|
|Fernando Lozano||Associate Professor of Economics; Currently Associate Dean of the College||(909) 621-8985||Carnegie Building 215|
|Stephen Marks||Professor of Economics||(909) 607-3342||Carnegie Building 204|
|Neva Novarro||Visiting Professor of Economics||(909) 621-8000||Carnegie Building 215|
|Gary Smith||Fletcher Jones Professor of Economics||(909) 607-3135||Carnegie Building 218|
|Michael Steinberger||Associate Professor of Economics and Department Chair||(909) 621-8977||Carnegie Building 201|
|Xan Vongsathorn||Visiting Assistant Professor||(909) 607-2978||Carnegie Building 216|
|Michelle Zemel||Assistant Professor of Economics||(909) 607-8840||Carnegie Building 208|
|Cecilia Conrad||Emerita Professor of Economics|
|Glenn Hueckel||Emeritus Professor of Economics|
|James Likens||Emeritus Professor of Economics|
|Hans Palmer||Emeritus Professor of Economics|
|Frank Wykoff||Emeritus Professor of Economics|
|Rhonda R. Berón||Academic Coordinator||(909) 621-8118||Carnegie Building 211|
Mailing AddressPomona College, Economics, 425 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Campus LocationCarnegie Hall