Economics is the study of how a society coordinates the production and distribution of goods and services across individuals. Economists collect data to study economic trends and relationships with the goal of informing public policy that can improve the living standards of people around the world.
Economics majors at Oxy study a broad range of social issues, including inequality, health care, immigration, the environment, unemployment, trade, development, and economic growth. Students learn the theoretical and empirical tools of the economics profession, as well as strong problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills to study and evaluate real world problems.
Outside of the classroom, students regularly pursue both independent and collaborative research projects with economics faculty during the school year and summer. Student research is an enriching academic experience and excellent preparation for research careers in academia, public policy, and private industry.
There are a wide variety of campus opportunities for economics students, including the Economics Student Association (student board to promote information and networking among majors), Women in Economics (organization for advancing professional and academic opportunities for women in economics), Blyth Fund (investment fund of the portion of the College’s endowment), Microfinance Club (mission to aid entrepreneurs around the world), Oxy Consulting Group (provides free economic consulting to community partners), and Oxypreneurship (working to promote and develop entrepreneurship among Oxy students).
A Career in Economics
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- Department Chair: Kirsten Wandschneider
- Office: Fowler 224
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (323) 259-2932