Economics is the study of how individuals and societies choose to use the resources that are available to them. Courses in economics examine topics such as inflation, unemployment, international trade, financial markets, inequality, development and government intervention in economic activity. Economic issues have an important impact on individuals, firms, industries, countries and the world as a whole.
By studying economics, you will:
- Develop an understanding of microeconomics, macroeconomics, developments in economic policy and their relevance, and interconnections between economics and other issues.
- Examine issues from many fields and apply economic tools to analyze real-world problems.
- Use technology to locate and process data, drawing conclusions from the analysis.
- Articulate and defend normative analyses.
- Sharpen your writing and speaking skills.
- Prepare for a career or graduate studies in a variety of fields, including business, law, medicine, government, non-profits and international relations.
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Attorney at Law
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP
Russell Newsom is an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl in Cincinnati. His practice includes general business and corporate law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, federal and state securities laws, and government relations. Russell previously served in the Domestic Policy Council in The White House. Russell earned an undergraduate degree in economics from Xavier and a law degree from the University of Chicago.