"The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled by little else."
—John Maynard Keynes
"The man of the future is the man of statistics and the master of economics."
—Oliver Wendell Holmes
Economics at Yeshiva University helps students develop the analytical tools to understand how modern economies allocate scarce resources to produce goods and services, and how economic performance is affected by policies, technology and institutions.
The economics major provides ideal training for anyone interested in law, business, finance or government, as well as for graduate studies in economics. It also provides students with a rigorous way of thinking about individual, business and household decision-making. For non-majors, the introductory sequence of microeconomics and macroeconomics is an essential component of a liberal arts education, and provides the background for our wide array of electives.
For more information, please contact James Kahn.
The mission of the Economics department is to prepare students either for employment or further study in economics or related fields by providing them with analytical and quantitative skills that practitioners, researchers, and policymakers use to understand how markets allocate scarce resources.
Program Student Learning Goals
1. Students will be able to apply analytical tools to understand how modern economies allocate scarce resources to produce goods and services
2. Students will be able to obtain quantitative skills that will enable them to understand and work with data and mathematical models of markets and economic variables
3. Students will be able to articulate a well-defined research question and conduct independent research using economic reasoning and data.
4. Students will able to communicate economic ideas effectively in written and oral form.