Explore the fundamental economics of our current system and the dynamic tensions that create change.
The Department of Economics at Hopkins is a leader in economic theory and empirical analysis. We train undergraduates for successful careers in the academy, government, nonprofit, and private sectors.
The programs we offer through the Center for Financial Economics are designed to improve your understanding of important economic problems and to provide the tools you’ll need to critically analyze these problems and deal with them in practice.
CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE
The Economic Experience of the BRIC Countries
In 2001, the Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs coined the acronym BRIC to identify the four large emerging economies: Brazil, Russia, India and China. We discuss the reasons behind their exceptional growth rates and the challenges they face in their development process.
Game Theory in Social Sciences
Game Theory is the study of multiple person decision problems in which the well-being of a decision maker depends not only on his own actions but also on those of others. These problems arise frequently in economics, political science, business, military science and many other areas. In this course, we learn how to model different social situations as games and how to use solution concepts to understand players’ behavior.
Sex, Drugs and Dynamic Optimization: The Economics of Risky Behavior
We apply the tools of economic analysis to understand behaviors that are enjoyable today but may have negative consequences in the future.
Prof. Laurence Ball
Professor, Department of Economics
Taming Inflation in the U.S.
Hopkins economist Laurence Ball discusses the Fed’s next move and whether it can achieve the sought-after ‘soft landing.’Read More
Prof. Ying Chen
Associate Professor, Department of Economics
A Game Theory Strategy to Fight Political Gridlock
Associate Professor Ying Chen uses game theory to investigate effective long-term political actions, especially around the environment and sustainability.Read More
Illustrations by Sam Falconer
What Economists Really Do
More than just Wall Street types or stock market prognosticators, Hopkins economics faculty and students apply their tools to address the world’s most important issues.Read More
Join the Club
Hopkins students are eager to pursue their interests outside the classroom. With 450+ student-led organizations, here are just a few you could join:
- The Economics Club
- Economic Policy Issues Colloquium (E.P.I.C)
- Johns Hopkins Product Management Club
- JH Undergraduate Consulting Club
- Marshal L. Salant Student Investment Team
- Nest Strategies (JHU American Marketing Association)
- Students for Consulting for Non-Profit Organizations (SCNO)
- Women in Business