Economics

From the global marketplace to your local market, learn how to study trade, production and consumption decisions.

One of the most hotly contested issues in our society is the economy. Whether you are interested in studying broad macroeconomic indicators, such as inflation, unemployment rates and the gross domestic product, or the microeconomic area that examines how limited resources are allocated by individual households and organizations, our program will gave you entrée into the heart of the national debate. Our flexible B.A. program allows you the opportunity to select your concentration: enterprise and public policy, international economics, financial economics, political economy or economic analysis. With a degree from Brooklyn College, you’ll be able to have a meaningful impact on an issue that affects everyone.

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Quick Facts

  • In the 19th century, economics was sometimes called “the dismal science.”
  • The first Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences was awarded in 1969.
  • The top three economies in 2010 as rated by the International Monetary Fund were the European Union, the United States and China.

Possible Careers

  • Economic aide for a local or state politician
  • Contributor to the well-regarded The Economist
  • Labor economist who creates forecasts of future economic conditions