About the Economics Department

School of Social & Cultural Studies: Economics Department

Programs offered in the Department of Economics examine how societies cope with the pervasive problem of relative scarcity.

Positioned methodically between the sciences and the humanities, modern economic theory recognizes the market process, subject to the influence of both social and political forces, as the primary resource allocation mechanism. The market process only determines who gets resources and who does not. It does not erase scarcity — some wants remain unmet. Thus, issues of equity, justice, and fairness are implicit in any resource allocation. Our goal is to teach students how to understand and appreciate the process and issues involved in resource allocation.

Pursuing excellence in teaching and compelling scholarship, our distinguished and dedicated faculty guide, mentor, and challenge students to excel. Our bright and curious students learn how to use their intellectual pursuits to connect their education with the needs of the world.

Economics Academic Programs

Economics Curriculum

The curriculum in economics at Truman empowers students with a self-sustaining capacity to think and learn. Students learn to pose questions, collect information, identify and use an appropriate framework to analyze that information and come to a conclusion.

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Truman alumnus Nathan Rueckert ('03) and his company, Baseball Seams Company, have donated four pieces of his work to be auctioned off by sealed bid.

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The second production of the 2019-20 Truman Theatre season is "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare.

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