The Economics major at Eugene Lang College puts informed, critical, and passionate investigation of the economic dynamics of contemporary society at the heart of its teaching and research. It’s an approach that the renowned economist, author, and New School professor Robert Heilbroner (1919-2005) called “the worldly philosophy.”
You’ll explore world financial markets and institutions, study the history and philosophy of economics, and be trained in the quantitative methods of the field: economic modeling, econometrics, and the application of statistics to the understanding of economic issues.
While it offers the atmosphere and intimacy of a small college, Eugene Lang College is part of The New School, a major progressive university in New York City. That means that you may take an interdisciplinary approach to economics, combining it with the study of other fields, such as philosophy or global studies. You’ll have access to world-famous and leading scholars in alternative economics whose expertise includes economic development, labor, the environment, the economics of poverty and aging, international economics, and Marxian and Keynesian economics.
New York City, home of the United Nations and Wall Street, offers a wealth of internship and work opportunities for economics students. As part of their coursework, students have visited the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the New York Stock Exchange, apparel factories in Chinatown, and the United Nations.
Training in quantitative methods prepares you for further study in economics; for careers in law, politics, business, and the media; for work in business, social activism, politics, media, and a wealth of other possibilities. Our graduates have made careers with the United Nations and other international organizations, and in government, trade unions, community development organizations, and environmental groups.
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