U.S. Department of Labor - BLS
Occupational Outlook 2010-11
Economists study how society allocates resources, such as land, labor, capital, and raw materials to produce goods and services.
They conduct research, collect and analyze data, monitor economic trends, and develop forecasts on a wide variety of issues.
Half work for various government agencies. The other half works in the private sector with positions in research, development, management, academia, and consulting.
Eighty percent of economists earn between $45 thousand and $150 thousand, with a median salary of $85 thousand.
Because of their rigorous preparation, many graduates with baccalaureates in economics go on to excel in MBA and Law programs.
Welcome to Our Department
Our primary mission in the Economics Department is to provide both undergraduate and graduate students with a rigorous, broad, and critical program in theoretical and empirical economics. In order to achieve this goal within our curriculum, our faculty:
Provides a thorough grounding in
Neoclassical economic theory
Modern quantitative methods
Application to the many fields of concentration
Compares and contrasts alternative approaches and evidence in order to
To learn more about our program and opportunities, follow the information links in the left-hand margin. We look forward to meeting you and talking with you about your future plans.
Li Way Lee, Chairman