Mathematics - Economics


The Mathematics Economics concentration is designed to give a background in economic theory plus the mathematical tools needed to analyze and develop additional theoretical constructions. The emphasis is on the abstract theory itself. Students may choose either the standard or the professional track, both award a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Visit Department Website

Student Goals

Students in this concentration will:

  • Become fluent in economic theory and the mathematical tools needed to analyze and develop theoretical constructions
  • Understand the concepts, tools, and research methods used in pure economic theory fields such as game theory
  • Grasp microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics
  • Produce a culminating artifact


Click here for a list of requirements.

Honors and Capstones

View Honors website

Students may be eligible for honors if they maintain 3.7 GPA for Economics courses and a 3.5 GPA overall, and write an honors thesis in senior year following the procedures specified by the concentration. Interested students should email the honors application form to Angelica Spertini, Academic Programs Manager, in their junior year and meet the requirements listed in the Economics department's website.


  • Professional

Liberal Learning

This concentration allows you to address the following Liberal Learning goals:

Download the full statement on Liberal Learning at Brown

Back to Focal Point


Director of Undergraduate Studies

Graduating Class

Year Total Capstone Honors

Alumni Pathways

Many graduates have gone on to enter Ph.D. programs in Economics from which they were able to enter careers in university teaching and research or in the private sector and government.  Others have pursued similarly diverse careers as for concentrators in the standard Economics concentration.

See more details on the CareerLAB website.

If you are an advisor and would like to make changes to the information on this page, contact, or email Dean Besenia Rodriguez.