The intent of the Economics major at the SAS is to shape the ability of students to critically reflect on economic realities, to understand economic aspects relating to complex global issues, and to be able to engage in discussion and debate in any number of formats.

The Economics major emphasizes academic study concentrating on modern economic theory, as well as extensive training in mathematics, computer science, and applied econometrics. This approach provides students with the necessary range of basic tools for statistical and econometric analysis, permitting them to explore economic processes and predict the consequences thereof.

The structure of instruction in the SAS Economics major focuses on student selection of applied disciplines and involvement in research projects; the interdisciplinary research projects at the SAS will provide students with a range of objects whose economic dimension they will be invited to analyze.

Required coursework for the major:
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Institutional Economy

The elective component in the Economics major will include courses in a number of optional subjects that will offer relevant theoretical and practical knowledge of finance economics, economic growth, energy and natural resource economics, the information economy, and many others.