The Saint Anselm College economics major provides a foundation of both theoretical and applied courses in the area of microeconomics - where the focus is on individual business, consumer and worker decision making, and macroeconomics - dealing with national and global policy affecting economic growth, unemployment and national income distribution. The career opportunities for our economics majors are with business firms, banking institutions, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Economics majors also go on to obtain law degrees, Master’s degrees in public policy and economics, and Ph.D. degrees in economics and finance.
EC243 Money and Banking: Money & Banking explores the crucial role of the banking system within a modern developed economy. Students learn how interest rates are determined, what the Federal Reserve does, and how monetary policy is implemented to achieve economic stability. Students also develop a better understanding of key issues at the forefront of current policy debates, such as the causes of inflation and consequences of rising government deficits.