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Program Overview

"The purpose of studying economics is not to acquire a set of ready-made answers to economic questions, but to learn how to avoid being deceived by economists."
– Joan Robinson 

By definition, Economics is the study of the way people produce, consume and deliver goods and services. But in practice, it is so much more. Traditional models and practices failed to accurately predict the most recent economic crash or fully explain its scope. These days, economic practitioners need to be able to understand not just the numbers and formulas, but the history, philosophy and reality of the field. More about Program Overview

Students and Alumni

ISECON 360 Spring 2009

Economics majors at Keene State are a tight-knit community. Graduates have gone on to careers in business and government, law school, graduate programs in economics, and politics and M.B.A. programs.

2017 Economics Scholarship

Last spring, an IIECON 330 class studied the history of the de/re-industrialization of Keene, New Hampshire from 1960-2015. The students published their inquiry online. See what they discovered.

Department Faculty

"When I took their classes, they seemed more engaged in the topic matter than any of the other introduction classes I took on any other subject."
– Rob Clifford

The Economics Department is supported by a committed team of professors teaching conventional and heterodox economics.

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Economics (Sciences)
Nancy Gitchell
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Keene, New Hampshire 03435


November 30, 2017 –

“Why has industry declined in Keene between 1961 and 2017? And yet – how has Keene managed to retain firms that make ball bearings, printing presses, lenses, and tools to make satellites? Two firms that make computerized precision machine tools are employers in Keene, even though other great machine tool…