From wealth inequality and globalization to education and climate change, studying economics puts you at the center of the 21st century’s most pressing challenges. As a result, today’s economics students will be among tomorrow’s most influential citizens and policymakers, playing a key role in helping shape sustainable global societies.

As an economics major at Rollins, you’ll consider behavior in economic history and alternative perspectives alongside traditional analysis, preparing you to examine theories and policies from multiple angles. You’ll engage in hands-on learning with personalized attention, developing critical thinking, communication, and analytical skills that are increasingly valued by both graduate schools and employers in fields from law and public policy to business and finance.

Why Study Economics at Rollins

  1. Ideological Diversity

    In addition to the essential micro/macro/statistical core, you’ll develop a greater depth of knowledge via courses that explore alternative economic approaches.

  2. Global Perspective

    From China to Croatia, you’ll explore how the world works through field studies and study abroad programs across the globe. In the classroom, our professors teach you to analyze economic situations through an international lens.

  3. Teaching Excellence

    No overflowing lecture halls here. All of our small, discussion-based classes are taught by full-time faculty who have earned multiple awards and terminal degrees in the field.

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Kolten Ellis

“Studying economics at Rollins prepared me both to understand the models and equations that economists use and to recognize the often overlooked fact that political applications of economics are not value-neutral. Through exposure to various schools of economic thought, Rollins prepared me to think critically and prepared me for a career in law and political theory.”

Kolten Ellis ’16

Law Clerk, United States Courts

Rollins Economics Careers

Rollins economics grads are making tomorrow happen at some of the world’s most innovative organizations and most prestigious institutions.

  • Cameron Dawson

    Cameron Dawson ’10 ’12MBA

    Chief Market Strategist, Fieldpoint Private
  • Self portrait of Michael Schweizer.

    Michael Schweizer ’15

    Senior Manager, Business Analysis, Capital One
  • Michael Deng

    Michael Deng ’15

    Manager, Learning, and Development, Gilead Sciences
  • Self portrait of Collyn Welsch.

    Collyn Welsch ’15’17MBA

    Marketing Strategist | Sports Partnerships, AdventHealth
  • Mimi Houston

    Mimi Houston ’10

    Adjunct Faculty, Chadron State College
  • Jamie Ngo

    Jamie Ngo ’18

    Vice President, Private Markets Advisory & Global Origination, Asante Capital Group

Real World Experience

From internships to research opportunities, economics grads hone their skills in the real world.

  • Orlando Economic Partnership
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • izea
  • United Nations
  • Goldman Sachs
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A Day in the Life of a Rollins Economics Major

“The true value of my Rollins education and my time as an economics major is the learned ability to think outside of the box and to break all glass ceilings through the power of education and being an informed global citizen.”

Ahrmon Mahanpour ’20

Strategic Accounts Manager, Microsoft 

Beyond the Classroom

Community Connections In Zhaochang Peng’s course, The Global Economy, students explore the economic relationship between the developed and developing worlds by partnering with local direct-trade coffee shop, Downtown Credo. That’s just one example of the opportunities economics majors have to hone their knowledge and skills through real-world applications.

Real Research At Rollins, every economics major has the opportunity to conduct, publish, and present real-world research alongside our expert faculty, giving them a competitive advantage in the job market and graduate school.

Student-Led Organizations From our chapter of the international economics honors society Omicron Delta Epsilon to the Rollins Investment Club, you’ll sharpen your economic acumen through an array of student-led organizations.

Ahrmon Mahanpour

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Rollins graduates earn more than a degree. They gain the knowledge and skills to address large-scale issues like climate change and human rights.

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Expert Faculty

With their international background, elite credentials, and diverse economic ideologies, our expert faculty have crafted a unique liberal arts economics program where mainstream ideas are placed in historical context and economic alternatives are explored.

Department of Economics

Cornell Hall for the Social Sciences
1000 Holt Ave. – 2751
Winter Park, FL 32789

Telephone: 407.646.2569

Fax: 407.646.2485

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Contact Economics Professors

  • Benjamin Balak

    Benjamin Balak, PhD

    Associate Professor of Economics

    Research interests: History of economic thought, economic history, methodology, philosophy and ethics, comparative economic systems and cultures, and economic rhetoric

  • Phil Kozel

    Phil Kozel, PhD

    Associate Professor of Economics

    Research interests: Property rights in general and intellectual property, economic theory, economic history, and Marxian economics

  • Martina Vidovic

    Martina Vidovic, PhD

    Associate Professor of Economics

    Research interests: Applied microeconomics, applied econometrics, environmental economics with an emphasis on effectiveness of voluntary pollution-reduction programs

  • Anca M. Voicu

    Anca M. Voicu, PhD

    Professor of Economics

    Research interests: International trade theory and policy, genetic algorithms applied to trade modeling, empirical trade models of the inter-war years, the impact of trade on the environment, economics and culture

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