Learning Goals For Economics Graduates

The Advisory Board and faculty of the Department of Economics have established the following goals for Economics graduates:

Knowledge: Understand and apply...
Microeconomics of decision and constrained choice.
  • Incentives and their effects.
  • Opportunity cost.
  • Marginal considerations.
  • Impact of expectations and surprises.
  • Social cost and benefits.
Macroeconomic variables and relationships.  
Developments in economic policy and their relevance.  
Interconnections between economic and other phenomena.  

 

Skills: Be able to...
Use technology effectively.
  • Locate reference material and data efficiently.
  • Process and analyze information/data.
Apply economics knowledge to real world problems.
  • Solve complex problems.
  • Balance simplification and relevance.
  • Develop specific action plans to address problems, with metrics to assess plans' successes or failures.
Articulate and defend normative analyses.  
Communicate clearly in writing.
  • Demonstrate writing skills - grammar, spelling, citations, bibliography, etc.
  • Organize, interpret and present quantitative data.
  • Communicate complex concepts.
Communicate clearly in speech
  • Demonstrate speaking skills - grammar, presentation skills, organization, etc.
  • Organize, interpret and present quantitative data.
  • Communicate complex concepts.