At Hanover, studying economics will lead you to an understanding of the financial issues that drive local and world events – wealth, poverty, business, politics, stock markets, recession, employment, taxes and more. By developing a broad perspective, you will prepare for much more than making a living. You will prepare to make a difference. Through meaningful service and opportunities to travel on extended field trips with  faculty in the U.S. and abroad, you’ll learn about economic challenges facing today’s world and explore how you can help overcome them. The study of economics prepares you to excel in the continually changing and increasingly interconnected global economy.

Some questions of economics

In small classes, you will engage with faculty to tackle fascinating questions. Maybe your class or research project will address issues such as:

  •   Why do we have unemployment?
  •   What causes inflation?
  •   Why are some nations rich and some poor?
  •   Why do nations trade?
  •   Is the stock market important?
  •   What can we do about environmental pollution?
  •   How could taxing a product actually be a "good" thing?

What do economics majors study?

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative methods for business and economics
  • Money and financial markets
  • Introduction to Econometrics
  • Other topics that interest you, from international trade to environmental economics to labor economics

    Have you already met this professor?

    If you prepared to take the high school AP exam for  economics, you may have benefited  from the work of Eric Dodge, Ph.D. This Hanover professor of economics is the author of the AP review titled "5 Steps to a 5: Microeconomics/Macroeconomics," published by McGraw Hill.

    Companies our graduates have worked for have included:
    •   John Hancock
    •   Eli Lilly and Company
    •   Prudential Financial
    •   Federated Insurance
    •   Humana, Inc.
    •   PNC Bank
    •   Fifth Third Bank
    •   Oxford Financial Group, Ltd.
    •   Wells Fargo Financial
    •   Cincinnati Financial
    •   River Glen Insurance
    •   Lincoln Financial
    •   State of Illinois
    •   Discover Cards
    •   National City Corporation
    •   Provident Bank
    •   Fidelity Investments
    •   UBS Paine Webber
    •   LaSalle Bank
    •   Charles Schwab & Co.
    •   Indiana Department of Financial Institutions
    •   MainSource Bank
    •   U.S. Department of Labor
    •   Cummins

    Previous graduates' career and professional placements have included:

    •   Financial Representative
    •   Financial Advisor
    •   Financial Examiner
    •   Personnel Management
    •   Underwriter
    •   Financial Analyst
    •   Loan Office Sales Representative
    •   Production Management
    •   Banker
    •   Government Analyst

    Graduate school placements have included:

    •   University of Louisville
    •   Miami University
    •   University of Wisconsin
    •   University of Cincinnati
    •   Pepperdine University
    •   Indiana University
    •   University of Iowa
    •   University of Illinois
    •   Purdue University
    •   University of Washington
    •   University of California
    •   Indiana University-Purdue  University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

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