About Economics

Learn to understand the American and global economies by exploring different analytical approaches and research methods. As a senior, you'll apply these methods in an economics internship and research course, which unites critical thinking with the application of economic analysis and data management.

At Wagner, studying economics will give you a more comprehensive look at all aspects of the market, rather than the specific areas that you learn in business administration. You'll also get a rigorous practical liberal arts background, allowing you to pursue a wide range of academic, professional, and business careers.

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How does the market coordinate the buying and selling decisions of millions of consumers and businesses? This course examines the relationships between consumers, firms, markets, and government and develops the economic analysis to understand the market economy.

Economics of Genocide

Explore the ways in which genocide is a logical extension of economic discrimination. This includes, but will not be limited to, an investigation of the economic motivations behind the 20th century's classic cases of genocide: the Aghet, the Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge and the Hutu-power genocides.

Applied Econometrics

An introduction to applied econometrics, the field of economics in which statistical tools are applied to test economic ideas, and in which data are summarized in ways that can inspire new ideas. Students will gain experience in using computers to analyze data sets and in interpreting the findings of empirical results.

Beyond the Classroom


  • Deutsche Bank
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • New York Mercantile Exchange
  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Standard and Poor’s

Post-Grad Placements

  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Northeastern University School of Law
  • Claremont McKenna PhD program