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.
Featured Advisory Board Member
VP of Investments
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
Joel Handorf is a Vice President at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. As a member of Graystone Consulting, the institutional consulting group at Morgan Stanley, he provides investment advice, fiduciary support and retirement plan consulting to corporate clients. Joel is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF), serves on the Research Committee of the 401(k)/Profit Sharing Council of America, is a member of the Investment Management Consultants Association (IMCA) and the Association of Professional Investment Consultants (APIC). He has been nationally recognized for his accomplishments in the retirement plan industry, and earned his BSBA in Economics from Xavier in 1994. Joel lives with his wife Kathy, who he met at Xavier, and their three daughters in Cincinnati, Ohio.