Why Economics?

Economists explain why economic phenomena occur, how markets work and how government policy influences the economy.

Skills sharpened with economics are applicable to many jobs including investment banker, statistician, budget analyst, trade specialist, economic analyst and more.

Their valuable insight to economic theories qualify them for careers in business as well as government, law and teaching.

Department of Economics Program Options

Undergraduate Degree Masters Degree Ph.D. Degree


Campbell R. McConnell
June 2, 1928-January 5, 2019

Legacy Obituary

May and McGarvey

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Fuess, Jr., Scott M
Steinhart Foundation Distinguished Professor of Business, Department Chair
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