What Economists Do

Economics is about much more than money — though it's about that, too. It's about much more than business, trade and supply chains — but it's also about those.

At its core, economics is about decisions. It's about how people make choices when faced with limited resources, which means it's a discipline with tools that can help solve just about any problem you can think of. Our faculty works on issues as wide ranging as gender equality, drug markets, racism in policing, housing inequality, education policy, how people date, international trade, stock markets and much, much more.

They do it all using the decision-making tools taught in economics, and our department is committed to helping students do the same.