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Assistant Professor & Chair of Economics
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401-4999
Economic literacy is a valuable asset in business, and our introductory courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, and accounting are perfect for students interested in business careers.
You'll take a core curriculum consisting of two courses each in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and statistics, along with single courses in calculus and accounting. Among the electives in the department are courses in economic development, industrial organization, labor economics, environmental economics, international economics, and econometrics. You'll also take a senior seminar that addresses the nature of economic theory as a whole and emphasizes the application of economic theory.
We stress the development of problem-solving abilities and familiarity with computer applications, as well as the implicit and explicit value judgments involved in economic analysis and decision making—preparation that is highly valued by employers.
Keith is an expert on international trade and finance and has been a lead economist at the World Bank. He recently made a presentation to the Colorado Knox Club about what it was like to be the chief economist for the U.S. State Department during the Trump Administration.
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Keith Maskus '76