The Economic Policy major focuses on developing the theoretical economic and statistical skills to be able to effectively understand economic policy. This will provide a framework for systematic analysis of policy, an understanding of the rationales for government activity in the economy, and a method for comparing the effectiveness of proposed policies using economic tools of analysis. A focus of the major will include an assessment of the limitation of various economic policies, including their distributional consequences. An emphasis will also be placed on the effective communication of policy analysis.
The Economic Policy major and minor requirements are listed in the Economic Policy unit of study table.
Requirements and units of study for advanced coursework can be found on the advanced coursework units of study page.