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    Vassar College
  Feb 22, 2018
Catalogue 2017-2018

Economics Department

Chair: Paul Johnson;

Professors: Geoffrey A. Jehle, Paul Johnson, David A. Kennettab, Paul Ruud;

Associate Professors: Benjamin Hoa, Sarah Pearlman, Robert Rebelein;

Assistant Professors: Esteban Argudo, Sukanya Basu, Dustin Fryeb, Gisella Kagyb, Evsen Turkay Pillai, Tanseli Savaser;

Adjunct Professor: Shirley Johnson-Lans;

Adjunct Instructor: Frederick Van Tassell.

a On leave 2017/18, first semester
b On leave 2017/18, second semester

ab On leave 2017/18

Advisers: The department.


Correlate Sequence in Economics

The economics department offers correlate sequences which designate coherent groups of courses intended to complement the curricula of students majoring in other departmental, interdepartmental, and multidisciplinary programs. Three areas of concentration are currently available for students pursuing a correlate sequence in economics:

International Economics, coordinated by Paul Johnson.

Public Policy, coordinated by Robert Rebelein.

Quantitative Economics, coordinated by Paul Ruud.

Courses within each area should be chosen in consultation with the coordinator of that sequence.

Other Programs


Economics: I. Introductory

Economics: II. Intermediate

Freshmen may not take 200, 201, or 209 but they may take other courses numbered 200 and above in their second semester provided they have satisfied the prerequisite requirements. 

Economics: III. Advanced