Department of Economics
WHAT DO ECONOMISTS DO?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Economists study the production and
distribution of resources, goods, and services
by collecting and analyzing data, researching
trends, and evaluating economic issues.
Economists apply both qualitative and
quantitative economic analysis to topics
within a variety of ﬁelds, such as education,
health, development, and the environment.
Some economists study the cost of products,
healthcare, or energy, while others examine
employment levels, business cycles, exchange
rates, taxes, inﬂation, or interest rates.
Economists often study historical trends and
use them to make forecasts. They research
and analyze data using a variety of software
programs. They sometimes present their Department of Economics WHAT DO ECONOMI FACULTY PROFILES ROBERT BEEKMAN, Ph.D Chair/Asso WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THIS MAJOR? Economics majors FEATURED STUDENTS