Economics

Why does the health care market perform poorly? Does the minimum wage help unskilled workers?  Does free trade make countries richer or poorer? Why have some countries been slow to develop?  What are the best policies for reducing carbon emissions? Why is income inequality increasing in the U.S.? Economists attempt to answer these kinds of questions by developing models of human behavior and by analyzing real world data.

The Economics Faculty varies by age, experience, and background. With six nationalities represented among our faculty, we are truly an international faculty with a global perspective. What we share in common is a commitment to sharing our passion for economics and providing an exceptional educational experience for students. We hope students are drawn to economics because of their curiosity about understanding economic phenomena and an interest in the foremost policy issues of the day. Through the study of economics, students will acquire analytical skills, critical thinking skills and quantitative skills that are highly valued in today’s workplace. Economics majors go on to have successful careers in industry, finance, consulting, the law, public policy and education.

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News

Using Field Experiments to Make the World a Better Place
April 13, 2017
World renowned economist John A. List will explain ho he uses field experiments to inform economic policy. The lecture will take place in Gailor auditorium on April 18, 2017 at 4:30pm. A reception will follow. All are welcome.
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Claude B. Nielsen, C'73, beverage industry leader, is next Executive-in-Residence
February 21, 2017
You've probably heard about Coca-Cola's closely guarded formula, but that's not the "real" secret ingredient in your soft drink. The chairman of the nation's biggest privately held Coca-Cola bottling company reveals the truth in a lecture on March 28.
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Summer-in-CHINA Program 2017, come with us!
January 20, 2017
This 8 hour study abroad program in the summer of 2017 consists of two full academic courses, "Economic Development in China" to be taught by Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin and "Growth Theory" to be taught by Professor Marc St-Pierre. The dates of the CHINA program are May 11- June 21 (6 weeks). An information meeting about the Summer-in-CHINA Program 2017 is scheduled for Monday, January 23 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 208, Walsh-Ellett.
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