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Economics majors headed for success
With a globally ranked economics department, UC Davis is preparing students for promising careers in business, higher education and public service.
Students in the undergraduate economics major study the allocation of scarce resources in society, and the issues involving the use and distribution of those resources.
Comprehensive and flexible, the program covers the basic theoretical foundations of the economy, employing principles of supply and demand at the individual, business and societal level. This theoretical framework is used as a tool to study and understand a host of critical topics, including labor markets, income inequality, international trade and finance, and industrial policy.
Students can take advantage of a seminar series that brings in distinguished outside experts, internship opportunities, an Education Abroad program that offers study in another country, and a strong advising center to help chart one’s academic course.
The Department of Economics is led by accomplished faculty members whose research is shaping public policy and informing society on critical issues. By advancing knowledge in economics and training future leaders in this field, UC Davis is improving the quality of life for people throughout the world.
Economics majors clockwise from left: Michael Liou, Javeria Khan, Shabnam Baigzad, Bryen Alperin, Andy Feldman and Mike Eldlin. They participated in the campus Finance and Investment Club, which provides networking opportunities with industry professionals, and offers resume and interview preparation. Gregory Urquiaga/UC Davis photos from spring 2012