"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
The study of economics helps students develop 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. It also provides students with a rigorous way of thinking about individual, business, and household decision-making.
This track of the Economics major provides ideal training for those interested in law, business, journalism, or public policy.
Mathematical Economics Track:
This track further prepares students for graduate studies in economics (including YU's own Masters in Quantitative Economics program) and for careers in quantitative fields such as finance and consulting.
The economics minor complements many majors including mathematics, other social sciences, physics, and pre-engineering.
For non-majors, the introductory sequence of microeconomics and macroeconomics is an essential component of a liberal arts education and provides the background for a wide array of electives.
For more information about the Economics Department at Yeshiva College, please contact James Kahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-960-5400 ext. 6964