From international trade and interest rates to poverty and discrimination, the study of Economics is far-reaching. At its core, it’s about choice: How does a society use its scarce resources to produce and distribute goods and services? Who wins? Who loses? Why?
Our curriculum will immerse you in economic theories as well as evolving areas like public policy, innovation and intellectual property, and international development.
We offer two undergraduate degrees, one through the College of Arts & Sciences, and the other through the Leavey School of Business, as well as teach foundational courses for the MBA programs.
Our students often serve as research assistants to faculty, gaining hands-on exposure to modern research questions and methods, and occasional opportunities for co-authorship.
Unlike many specialized degrees, economics opens up a broad range of career possibilities from management and finance to public policy and nonprofit work as well as prepares students for graduate study in economics, business, and law.
Alumnus Patrick Machado ‘86 was recently appointed to the board of directors for Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc.
Economics Professor Alexander Field was quoted in a Mercury News article about the recent decline of mortgage rates.
Getting around rural Uganda can be difficult, so Fulbright student researcher Ty Van Herweg ’15 developed Wakabi, a social start-up that connects villagers with “boda boda” (motorcycle) riders through a free app.