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Study Abroad

About half of the economics majors study aboard during their undergraduate career. Some economics courses offered by these programs may be counted for credit in this Department but others cannot. Students who want to enroll in Vanderbilt programs should consult the Global Education Office (GEO) at 115 Student Life. Students who want to enroll in courses offered by other universities with credit to be transferred to Vanderbilt, should consult the A&S Dean's Office at 311 Kirkland.

Courses with a principles of economics course as a prerequisite will usually count as ECON electives below 3000. Courses with an intermediate economic theory course as a prerequisite will usually count as ECON electives over 3000. To transfer as equivalent to ECON 1500, 3010, or 3020, a course must have a term of calculus as a prerequisite. Formal evaluation of courses for credit is managed by the GEO and the A&S Dean's office.



  • bill The Economic History Association has appointed Bill Collins as the next editor of the Journal of Economic History.  His term begins in 2016.
  • announcementEugene Vorobeychik (Engineering) and Myrna Wooders (Economics) have been awarded a grant for $442,051 for the next three years in support their research project, "Theory and Application of Mechanism Design for Team Formation." This project addresses questions of design of mechanisms for efficient team formation from the perspectives of computer science, microeconomics, experimental economics, and game theory. The grant is sponsored by the Division of Information and Intelligent Systems of the NSF
  • Savelyev Peter Savelyev has been awarded a solo-PI $260,464 NSF grant for the next three years of his research on the economic and psychological origins of health capital accumulation.

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