Economics is an amazing social science, providing insight for business, public policy and human behavior in general. Economics underlies successful business practices and effective government policy. Economists study how markets work to determine what is produced, how it is produced, and how income is distributed. Among the many topics studied in economics are the role and impact of international trade, the impact of monopolies, the problems of unemployment and inflation, as well as issues related to economic growth and development (e.g., why are some countries rich and other countries poor?).
Economics is an outstanding liberal arts major, and it provides solid preparation for careers in business, law, and government. A graduate degree in economics offers many opportunities for employment in the public, private, and academic sectors.
The University of Mississippi Economics Department includes 13 full time faculty who cover fields like public choice, macroeconomics, game theory, experimental economics, and economic history. Our department takes great pride in both our teaching and research accomplishments.
As part of our undergraduate programs, we offer a Financial Economics emphasis and a Law and Economics emphasis. These are designed to give students a structured set of electives to prepare them for particular careers. The completion of an emphasis will appear on the student’s transcript. Participation in an emphasis is optional.
You can learn more about our department and these degree programs here on our website and link to other important University websites. You can also stop by the department office on the 2nd floor of Odom Hall or call us at 662-915-6942.