Political economy ties together many of the core principles of a Hillsdale education. Theoretical and empirical perspectives will come into play as you explore how economic systems are shaped by historical forces and implemented—or corrupted—by political systems. This program seeks to give you the economic foundation to understand how changes can be set into motion across an entire population—culminating in a senior capstone thesis of your choosing. It’s the ideal major for anyone with wide-ranging intellectual curiosity. Political Economy is offered as a major only.
Adam M. Carrington
"I discovered my love of politics when I realized that I love learning about how human beings can and should live together in political communities."
Adam M. Carrington, Politics
Michael J. Clark
“Hillsdale College is the home to understanding the principles of a free society at the undergraduate level.”
Michael J. Clark, Economics
“Economics is not about things and tangible material objects; it is about men, their meanings and actions.” —Ludwig von Mises
Ivan Pongracic, Jr., Economics