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2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Economics

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Faculty and Fields of Interest

David Berger, Professor Emeritus  jobs and discrimination, urban

Merve Cebi, Assistant Professor labor

Sarah Cosgrove, Assistant Professor industrial organization, regulation, antitrust, microeconomics

Daniel Georgianna, Chancellor Professor  marine resource economics, history of economic thought

Randy Hall, Lecturer international trade, international finance

William Hogan (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences) economic statistics and econometrics, macroeconomics, demography

Robert Jones (Chairperson) economics of health and medicine, public finance, microeconomics, econometrics

Devon Lynch, Assistant Professor public policy, state and local finance

Neal Olitsky, Assistant Professor labor, economics of education

Chunbei Wang, Assistant Professor  labor, public economics, economics of immigration, self-employment, education


A major in economics provides students with a unique blend of the perspective gained from a liberal arts education and the practical skills necessary for intelligent decision-making and administration in business and government. In addition to providing a sound theoretical foundation in economic theory and economic statistics, the economics major introduces students to a variety of applied fields which focus on international, national and regional economic problems, issues and policies. Class sizes in major courses are relatively small, and there is ample opportunity for direct contact and interaction with faculty.

Economics is the science of decision-making. Students of economics learn to identify and analyze the costs and benefits of financial and social decisions. Skills in cost-benefit analysis, the core of economists’ training, are widely applicable and highly valued in current job markets.

Graduates of the economics program are prepared for and have been employed in finance, insurance, real estate (for example as real estate appraisers, stock brokers, credit analysts, loan officers and research analysts); economic journalism; high school teaching, public policy and government employment (federal, state, local); and in managerial positions in business

Opportunities for further education include law school (JD Degree); graduate business school (MBA degree); MS degrees in accounting, business, or finance; master’s degree in public policy; and master’s degree and PhD in economics.


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