Economists study how scarce resources can be efficiently allocated to produce the maximum number of goods and services. Economists conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts. They apply economic theory to endeavors such as banking, finance, manufacturing, education, law, international trade, labor, insurance, agriculture, health, criminal justice, energy, natural resources, and telecommunications.
The field of economics provides a framework for analyzing and solving problems that arise from scarcity. Public issues—inflation, unemployment, budget deficits, and environmental pollution, for example—as well as individual and business decision-making, are examples of the economist's work.
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Sample Four-Year Plan
The business economics major falls within the Department of Economics. View department website.
Business Economics Career Brief
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