A strong foundation

Our majors begin their coursework with mathematical modeling and introductory economic theory, followed by additional foundational courses. Our students establish a strong understanding microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.

While we do not have official concentrations, you are able to choose electives to gain greater expertise in specific areas of interest, such as:

  • Financial and Monetary Economics
  • International Development Economics
  • Analysis of Economic Data using Statistical and Computational Methods
  • Economics of the Public Sector and Labor Markets
  • Economics of Industry and Strategic Interaction

Featured courses

Federal Reserve Monetary Policy

This course helps you develop the skills necessary for conducting an economic analysis of current and future macroeconomic conditions in the U.S. Class members will compete for a position on the IU Economics FED Undergraduate Challenge team.

Economics and Ethics

Introduces major theories in moral philosophy that are particularly meaningful in areas of economics and public policy, and explores issues in economics where ethics seem particularly relevant.

Seminar in Experimental Economics

This interactive class introduces students to the methodology of experimental economics and its application to specific topics. We will explore both seminal and ongoing experimental work.

Seminar in Computational Methods

Modern economic analysis is performed on computers. This class offers instruction in general basic programming and numerical methods that are applicable across economic fields and in disciplines outside of economics.