Trickledown or supply-side. Marx or Milton Friedman. The tension between socialism and capitalism. In our program, economics is anything but dull. We look at the economic forces that shaped history and investigate present-day topics such as the challenges of a global marketplace, the psychology of the stock market, and the monetary systems in which we live. As they explore economic models and argue the relative merits of Keynes and Krugman, our students acquire a foundation for wisdom and leadership in a global economy.
The economics degree program at Nazareth College thoughtfully analyzes market forces and their effect on daily life, public policy, and our success or failure as a society. Rooted in a liberal arts perspective, this approach helps students prepare for graduate study in finance, business, law, and related disciplines, as well as for careers in a variety of fields.
Education: B.A. in Economics, Colgate University; M.S. in Economics, University of Wisconsin; Ph.D. in Economics with a concentration in Industrial Organization, University of Wisconsin
Teaching and Research Interests: Principles of microeconomics, international business economics, intermediate microeconomics, and development economics. Areas of research interest include assessing the use of innovative teaching strategies in the classroom.
“One skill I learned from the economics program at Naz that I use most in my day-to-day work is the ability to think creatively about possible solutions to a problem. The faculty members of the econ department were constantly asking me to think deeper and push the boundaries of what might be the ‘easy answer,’ which is something I continue to do every day at Bates White.”
Piemonte is a senior consultant at Bates White Economic Consulting in Washington, D.C.