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
Senior VP & Chief Investment Officer | Chief Investment Officer
Western & Southern Financial Group | Fort Washington Investment Advisors
Nick Sargen is Senior VP and Chief Investment Officer of the Western & Southern Financial Group and Chief Investment Officer at Fort Washington Investment Advisors, a wholly owned subsidiary of Western & Southern. He is responsible for overseeing the investment activity for all assets managed by Fort Washington and its subsidiaries, more than $40 billion as of June 2012. Before joining Fort Washington, Nick was Chief Investment Strategist for JP Morgan Private Bank, Chief Investment Officer for Global Fixed Income Advisors at Prudential Insurance, and Director of Bond Market Research for Salomon Brothers.
Nick earned his Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and undergraduate degree in economics at the UC - Berkeley. He frequently writes research articles on global investing in various publications and appears regularly on television business programs.