Economics (Bachelor of Arts)

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The choice of a major is a critical decision to every prospective college and university student. For many prospective students, economics is an excellent choice. The study of economics is both challenging and financially rewarding. In addition, job placement experts recognize economics as a flexible degree, suitable for the modern labor markets in which people can expect to change careers several times during their working lives.

Economics deals with how societies use scarce resources, organize production and distribute goods and services. Studying economics helps students develop analytical tools that can be applied to a wide range of problems. Students learn how markets work, how businesses make decisions, and how monetary and fiscal policy affect financial markets and the production of goods and services.

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Headshot of Mitchell Ratner
Professor and Chairperson
Sweigart Hall 255

Areas of Expertise

International finance; stock market efficiency; U.S. financial markets; U.S. banking issues