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Economics

Why does a politician in the Northeast vote for a bailout of car makers in the Midwest? What does low corn production mean to the price of a can of soda? Why do men, on average, earn more than women? The answers to these questions, and so many more, can be found by studying economics.

While the focus of an economics education is centered on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services, our program takes pride in being well-rounded. You’ll learn about business analysis, economic forecasting, and probability theory. But you’ll also become a better writer and listener and develop your ability to think creatively. In short, you’ll be in demand after you graduate.

Student Engagement

One of the hallmarks of our programs is the emphasis the Economics Department puts on engaging students in research and participation in internships.

Research

The Economics Department believes that involving students in hands-on research is key to their economics education. To that end, the department has a series of research courses that allow students to work alongside faculty members on faculty research projects.  Students who enroll in one of these courses will receive academic credit that can be used towards their economics degree. Below are a couple of examples of recent research students.

Ethan Descoteaux ’21 (opens in a new tab) Brayden Binder ’22(opens in a new tab)

Internships

The Economics Department also places an emphasis on internships as they give the student the opportunity to put their economics skills to work at for profit and nonprofit business organizations and governmental agencies.  These internships often lead to job offers for graduating students.

Economics Internships

Life After PC Economics

95%

of 2015-2019 economics graduates are employed and/or attending graduate school.

  • 83% are employed only
  • 6% are attending school only
  • 6% are employed and attending school

Selected Places of Employment/Service

  • Accenture
  • AIG
  • Ameriprise Financial
  • Bain Capital  BlackRock
  • Bloomberg
  • Goldman Sachs & Co.
  • John Hancock  KPMG
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Plan International USA
  • PwC  Reebok International
  • Salesforce  United Technologies Corporation  

Selected Graduate Schools

  • Boston University
  • George Mason University
  • Northeastern University
  • Providence College  
  • Southern Methodist University
  • The George Washington University Law School
  • Tulane Law School
  • Vanderbilt University 

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