The Department's teaching mission is to equip students to understand the modern economy and to critically evaluate the economic arguments they encounter, both in terms of their conceptual soundness and their ability to explain the factual record. The Department is distinctive in that it exposes students to the rich variety of schools of thought within economics, and, as a result, to the lively debates within the economics profession as well. Faculty members teach courses in areas in which they are actively engaged in research, so students benefit from working with faculty at the frontier of their discipline. For example, economics students can learn about Vermont economy from a former Vermont state economist, and about challenges and progress towards gender and equality from an advisor to the United Nations.
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