Economics is the study of how individuals, firms and nations make choices when confronted with limited resources.

About the Department

Students of economics learn the principles and methods that individuals and institutions, public and private, utilize to identify the costs and benefits associated with alternative decisions. In doing so, students of economics master a structured, pragmatic approach to solving problems.

They are exposed to microeconomic issues that are relevant to decision-making for individuals, in private business, and in formulating public policy.

Students are also exposed to macroeconomic issues, data, and frameworks for examining the economies of the world and how they relate to each other.

The Department of Economics at the Cook School offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs for students interested in pursuing a career path in economics. Along with our various programs and clubs, our students are able to apply what they learn in their profession and their everyday lives.

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