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Economics is the study of the choices people make, both as individuals and as members of a society. Our economic environment - which could be a market economy, an economy that's centrally directed by the government, or an economy based on tradition and custom - determines what incentives people face, and those incentives in turn shape people's decisions. The tools and concepts of economics help us understand a broad range of topics, such as financial markets, government policy, the global economy, enviromental problems, the status of women and minorities in society, and the historical roots of our modern world. Students who study economics gain a broad global perspective and deep analytical skills that will be valuable in careers in business, government, teaching, law, and other fields.



What's Happening in Economics

Economics Department Seminar Series continues with Dr. Schaffer and student 
Jacob Raleigh presenting on Monday, April 21st in Schneider 312, 3:00-4:00.

On Monday, May 5th, Victoria Udalova, Economics Department alumnae and PhD student at Madison will present her research in Health Economics. SSS 312, 3:00-4:00.

Study Abroad in Nicaragua Summer 2015

Economics graduate chosen to present research on Capitol Hill


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