Economics Department

You may explore and develop a thorough understanding of the inner workings of the nation and world economies. The economics faculty work closely with you as you form career goals and select courses to help achieve those goals. Each faculty member is actively engaged in professional research and will help you formulate and carry out independent study projects.

Economics analyzes how people satisfy their wide array of needs from the limited available resources. Economics shows how cost-benefit analysis and other concepts can help make decisions which increase satisfaction. At the corporate level, economics shows how firms maximize their profits by achieving greater efficiency in a variety of different markets. Economic tools are also employed to assess the practical implications of different government and corporate policies on the overall economy. Once you have been trained in basic economic principles, you can choose from a variety of electives to study economic issues of your choice.

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