Economics Department

Academic Program

An education in economics at Emory & Henry enables you to better understand many issues and, ultimately, help resolve them. What promotes economic growth? What causes inflation and unemployment? Why does OPEC have such a hard time maintaining high oil prices? Is it sensible to worry about the national debt? Who is helped and who is hurt by a tariff? Why don’t more people vote? What are the best ways to clean up the environment? Does lowering prices help the poor? Why did the Soviet economy fail? What effects do product liability laws have on the frequency and cost of accidents?