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Phone: (323) 343-2930
The programs of the Department of Economics and Statistics equip students with essential analytical and technical skills needed for business and economic analysis. Depending on the choice of specialization, the broad and solid training in economics is highly marketable for a wide variety of professional jobs such as public policy analysts, consultants, international economists, financial market analysts, investment advisers, business and economic forecasters, social scientists, lawyers, teachers, and educators.
The department offers both Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees in Economics, a minor in Economics, two certificate programs, and a Business Economics option for the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Business Administration. The BA program has two options: Applied Economics (with possible concentrations in International Economics, Public Policy, and Financial Economics) and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The MA program has options in Global Economics and Financial Economics.
In addition to providing the foundation in economics and statistics needed by all business students, the department prepares those looking for specialized careers in industry and the public sector. In particular, there are programs that prepare students for advanced graduate work in economics and for teaching.
Professors: Li-Hsueh Chen, Miles M. Finney (Chair), Edward W. T. Hsieh, Sun K. Kim, Kon S. Lai, Tom E. Larson, Madhu S. Mohanty, Stephen K. Pollard, Sunil K. Sapra, Mann J. Yoon.
Associate Professors: Samantha Carrington, Ramon Castillo, Nikolai Pulchritudoff.
Emeriti: Giorgio Canarella, Neil H. Garston, Leonard G. Mathy, Donald A. Moore, Eduardo Ochoa, Paul T. Mu, Dang T. Tran, Andrew J. Winnick.
Programs for this Department:
• Business Administration, B.S.: Option in Business Economics
• Economics, B.A.
• Minor in Economics
• Economics, M.A.