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Economics Introduction

Guide to library resources for teaching and learning in Economics

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Why Study Economics?

  • Economics is a fun and challenging intellectual pursuit.
  • Economists study a wide and diverse array of topics.
  • Economics teaches skills and problem-solving techniques that employers value. Therefore students of economics find employment in a diverse array of occupations and industries, earn high salaries, and have good prospects for career advancement. Economics also appears to be a truly equal opportunity profession in that it is the one major where males and females earn almost exactly the same incomes.
  • Economics is excellent preparation for a wide range of graduate programs, including business, public policy and administration, law, and medicine. Economics majors tend to score well on admission tests required by graduate schools such as GMAT, GRE, and LSAT. 

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