It’s an exciting time to study economics. The 21st-century has given rise to some of the most turbulent times in financial history worldwide, and you’ll be challenged to ask key questions—and find research-based solutions—to the contemporary set of problems facing our world:
- Why are some countries rich and others poor?
- How do we control the rising cost of housing?
- Do higher minimum wage laws help or hurt the working-class?
A background in economics prepares you for a career in international relations, finance, government, or public policy. Economics is a well-paying profession, and as economic issues continue to resonate on a global scale, the demand for experts in the field will only increase.