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Economics: Examining How Societies Function

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.

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    Kirsten Lynn Mead

    Congratulations to the recipient of The Charles and Barbara Hazel Outstanding Student in Economics Award.

Economics News

Undergraduate Program Ranked No. 16 in the Nation

LSB's undergraduate business program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

Nobel Beginnings

Professor Hersh Shefrin, Richard Thaler, and the beginning of the fight to have behavioral economics taken seriously. There was yelling involved.

Top Teaching Scholars for 2017

Professors Michael Kevane and Bill Sundstrom received a Curriculum Innovation award at this year's SCU faculty award ceremony.