Welcome to the Department of Economics
In Economics, students learn how a market economy functions. Economics explains a great deal about business decisions and consumer behavior. As an economics major, you will learn why economies grow and the causes of business cycles. Also, understanding economics is useful if you are interested in politics and public policy. You will learn how taxes, subsidies, and government regulation of business activity affect consumer welfare, job creation and prosperity.
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Economics professor, Glen Whitman, received the Thomas S. Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties for 2020 by the Center for Independent Thought for his co-authored book Escaping Paternalism: Rationality, Behavioral Economics, and Public Policy, which “was described by economist-blogger Bryan Caplan as ‘an unbelievably learned, thoughtful, fair, wise, and inspired critique of applied behavioral economics in general and libertarian paternalism (a.k.a. “nudge") in particular.’” Read more