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Economics exists at the intersection of science, math, and art. It’s the study of howand why—individuals, organizations, and cultures use their resources. Economists analyze this behavior and can spot trends that help their organizations prepare for the future.

At Emory, you’ll build a strong foundation in economic theory and gain experience, putting your knowledge into practice.  

Emory has the following concentration opportunities: 

  • Law and Economics
  • International and Development Economics
  • Business Policy, Public Policy
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Quantitative Methods and Data Analysis


Economics is integral to such a broad spectrum of industry and life that many of the jobs you can get with the degree won’t actually have “economist” in the title. For example, you could be a market research analyst, benefits manager, actuary, credit analyst, policy analyst, lawyer, or management consultant—to name just a few options.  

Recent Emory graduates work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, EY, U.S. Department of State, Bain & Company, Bloomberg, Habitat for Humanity International, and the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) 

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Emory Econ graduates
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Emory Econ graduates

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Study Abroad in Economics


Study at the London School of Economics 

Dive into international economics at one of the world’s most esteemed universities. You’ll be in the heart of London’s centers of commerce near museums, restaurants, theaters, and transportation 

I took a course in economics, expecting to hate it. Turned out, it was the perfect framework for understanding how the world works—from public policy, law, and finance, to eating another slice of pizza. I finally felt like I was studying something purposeful.

Josh Kaplan 21C
Economics and Global Development Studies major