Individuals looking for an in-depth study of economics to compliment primary interests that lie elsewhere may complete an 18 credit hour economics minor. Students engage in a diverse curriculum that applies economics across a variety of disciplines, from general principles to environmental economics.

Fast Facts
  • Ranked top-20 nationally in doctorates per graduate
  • The Nobel Economists Lecture series brings Nobel Laureates in Economics to engage with students on campus
  • Vast alumni network provides opportunities for students and recent graduates
  • Scholarships and honorable awards recognize current students
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What You'll Study

Discover a diverse curriculum that lets you choose your interests.


Our faculty are betting on you and your future

Faculty in the department of economics create unique and personalized opportunities for students that range from research and internships to community outreach and study abroad.

Ricardo Manuel Santos
Ricardo Manuel Santos, Ph.D.
Department Chair
Associate Professor
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John Anders, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
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Benjamin Harrell
Assistant Professor
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Jordan Izenwasser
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Hyojung Kang
Visiting Assistant Professor
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David A. Macpherson, Ph.D.
E.M. Stevens Professor of Economics
Shana McDermott
Shana McDermott, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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Joseph Stinn
Visiting Assistant Professor
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Konstantin Zhukov
Visiting Assistant Professor

Student Opportunities

Inside and outside the classroom, our students stand out


The Roger Spencer Scholarship for Superior Performance in Economics

The McNair Scholars Program


Research Opportunities

Students work with faculty to co-author articles, publish academic papers, and to deliver national and international presentations.

Study Abroad

Students go further with study abroad.



Students gain hands-on experience through internships that take classroom lessons into real-world situations.

Student Organizations

The Economics Society hosts lectures, guest speakers, and informal gatherings with students and faculty.


Lecture Series and Annual Events

Trinity's Nobel Economists Lecture Series brings some of the most brilliant and influential economists of our time to the Trinity campus. 

When You Graduate

Graduates find success, from banking, business, and law to research and academia.

Some graduates choose to pursue higher degrees in relevant fields such as law or business. Others combine their economics minor with another major and forge their own paths in entrepreneurship, health care, and more.



Graduates are prepared for a wide range of future careers. Many have entered leading Ph.D. programs, and even received fellowships. Others have entered the banking industry, joined business ventures, or conducted research.

Career Areas:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Public Affairs

Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

  • City of Austin
  • Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.
  • First Solar
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin
  • McKenzie
  • Morgan Stanley
  • SAP



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