Department of Economics


The Economics Concentration equips students with tools from microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics, preparing them to study a wide range of subjects.

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.


Students are free to take classes in the order they wish, but here are some recommended paths through the curriculum for concentrators.
All economics concentrators are encouraged to complete a capstone project in their senior year.

Specialized Tracks

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.