Within the School of Business & Management, a student-faculty research team is studying the effects of linking executive pay to DEI initiatives to answer the question: when it comes to diversity initiatives in corporations, does money talk?
How do governments and nonprofit organizations seek to influence or control the behavior of the economy in the U.S. and around the world?
What is the relationship between rich and poor countries? How do we measure the cost, benefits and ease of implementation for policies around environmental conservation and climate change? Students studying economics with a concentration in economic policy will gain the analytical skills necessary to participate in and shape public policy debates around such topics as poverty, crime and economic development in urban cities; the access, equity and efficiency of heath care; and policy issues surrounding trade agreements, arms trade and multinational corporations in the in the international economy. They will also obtain an understanding of the rational for government activity economic issues and methods for comparing the effectiveness of these proposed policies using economic tools. Students will graduate prepared for careers as analysts and decision-makers in government, nonprofit institutions, global organizations and in the private sector.
View the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.
In addition to courses required for the economics major, students take 12 credits (three courses, two of which must be at the 3000-level or higher) from courses listed below.
At the completion of the Economic Policy Concentration, students will: