About the Program
The Drew Economics Department has established three broad objectives for its economics curriculum. It teaches students analytical tools for understanding the functioning of economic systems, familiarizes them with the origin, character, and operation of economic institutions, and enables them to make informed judgments about economic policy.
- Chair: Maliha Safri, Associate Professor
- Professors: Jennifer Olmsted, Marc Tomljanovich
- Associate Professors: Jennifer Kohn, Giandomenico Sarolli, Bernard Smith, Miao Chi, Alex deVoogt
- Visiting Assistant Professors: Yahya Madra, Chenyang Xu
- Professor Emeritus: Fred Curtis
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
A student receiving a score of 4 or 5 on the examination in economics may exempt either ECON 101 or ECON 102 , with the appropriate course for exemption selected in consultation with the department. See pages 15-16 for further information about AP credits.
The Wall Street Semester
The Wall Street Semester, offered in the spring, gives students a thorough introduction to financial markets and institutions. Students spend two days per week in New York City, attending presentations and discussions by prominent executives, government officials, institutional shareholders, economists, and other members of the financial community, and participating in a course offered by the program director, a member of the Drew faculty. This eight-credit program focuses on the operation of the financial sector located in the Wall Street area and considers the impact of Wall Street on the U.S. economy at all levels (local, state, national, and global). It offers students a solid background in the relationship of Wall Street to the rest of the economy, centering on finance but also including macroeconomic, historical, and ethical dimensions. Two semesters of introductory economics are prerequisites for participation in the Wall Street Semester, which is open to students majoring in any discipline.