Why some countries are rich and others poor? How does government affect economic choices and welfare? How does globalization affect both individuals and societies?

Find answers to questions like these at KU's Department of Economics, a mainstay at the university since 1866. Economic literacy is essential to a liberal arts education as it provides you with a framework for understanding the forces that shape the global economy and society in which we live. It gives you a systematic approach to decision making on both a personal and an institutional level. 

You will have the opportunity to work with faculty whose interests range from broad theoretical and policy applications to economic history to theoretical statistics. The professional experiences of faculty members include consultation to the World Bank and research and consulting connections to KU’s Institute for Public Policy and Business Research.

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While an economist can find a career in a business setting, the real skill that you'll bring to the business world is the ability to explain why, to interpret data to guide informed decision making. For information on career options, visit the KU Career Center website.

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