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College of Arts and Sciences 
Bentley Annex 360
Phone: 740.593.2040
Fax: 740.593.0181

Harold Winter, Chair
Vahe Lskavyan, Advising Coordinator


Economics is a social science that helps us understand how incentives, scarcity, and trade-offs affect decision-making by individuals, firms, and governments. It helps one understand the markets through which goods and services are produced and distributed, policies that can shape our world, and household level decisions that affect the quality of our lives. Such an understanding requires a gathering of pertinent data, the identification of variables and their significance, the development of theory, and the testing of hypotheses and conclusions. Because of their ability to utilize critical thinking and quantitative methods, economists are highly sought after in the job market.

Economics is an incredibly diverse and broad field that can be used to study some of the most pressing social issues. Economists study such subjects as the environmental policy, efficiency in individual firms and industries, government taxation and spending, international trade and finance, the economic development of poor nations, comparative economic systems (such as capitalism, socialism, and communism), poverty alleviation and international aid, behavioral economics, household decisions to work, have children, or marry, gender, healthcare, crime, collective bargaining, agricultural economics, money and banking, government regulation of industry, and the forces that determine the level of national income and employment.

For further information about careers in economics or about any of the Department of Economics majors, scholarships, programs, courses, faculty, or research, please contact the department (see contact information above).


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