Concentrators are encouraged to consider our recommended sequence of courses, but in the spirit of Brown’s open curriculum, they are free to design their own program of electives. Concentrators wishing to dive deep into one area are free to do so. Others aiming for more breadth can combine courses from different fields of the discipline.
Note that students considering studying for a Ph.D. in economics after their undergraduate career are advised to consider one of the joint concentrations rather than the standard Economics concentration, because of the more stringent preparation in mathematical and quantitative methods that such programs expect.
Students can select the business economics track to focus on finance and related courses and/or the professional track which integrates an internship requirement. Tracks do not appear on a student’s external transcript.