Women in Economics

Only 12 percent of the Economics undergraduate majors at BYU are women. Our class worked with the Economics department to come up with various solutions to increase the amount of women at BYU declaring Economics as their major. I thought making tracks or emphasis for the Economics major would show women the diversity of skills you can gain with an Economics degree. We came up with five different Economics emphasis and suggest that students must take at least twelve credits from one track to claim it as an emphasis.

Domestic Skills and Insights

Econ 274 American Economic History: Learn how the economic transformation of America has impacted the evolution of the family in our modern society.

Econ 275 Public Finance: Discover cost-benefit analysis and efficiency-equity trade-offs in government policy and apply that to making choices about how best to invest in your children’s future.

Econ 280 Introduction to Economic Analysis and Reasoning: Expose yourself to the idea of a utility function with preferences and constrained maximization, principles that help when making decisions in the household.

Econ 432 Economic Growth: Study human capital accumulation and how it occurs through population, technology, institutions, and government change. Use this knowledge to plan for your family’s economic wellbeing.

Econ 450 Financial Economics: Understand the consequences of saving and investing your money to make smart financial decisions for your family’s future.

Econ 461 Economics of Education: Analyze education policy and learn what economists know about how to improve outcomes of children and get the best return for your investment in your children’s education.

Econ 468 Urban Economics: Obtain the tools necessary to understand housing, transportation, and other issues that will allow you to be an engaged citizen and neighbor in your community.

Econ 475 Public Economics: Evaluate the importance of government policy, including taxation, education, income redistribution, public goods, and other social services in adding to the happiness of your family and community.

 

Politics (law school)

Econ 420 Economics of Antitrust Law & Regulation

Econ 421 Law and Economics

Econ 477 Political Economics

Econ 458 International Trade Theory & Applications

Econ 463 Economics of the Labor Market

Econ 468 Urban Economics

Econ 475 Public Economics

Suggested Minors: Political Science, Political Strategy

 

Public Good/Social Innovation

Econ 431* Economic Development

Econ 432* Economic Growth

Econ 440 Natural Resources & Environmental Econ

Econ 461 Economics of Education

Econ 465 Health Economics

Suggested Minors: Sociology, Civic Engagement and Leadership

 

Global Issues

Econ 431* Economic Development

Econ 432* Economic Growth

Econ 440 Natural Resources & Environmental Econ

Econ 458 International Trade Theory & Applications

Econ 459 International Monetary Theory

Econ 477 Political Economics 

Suggested Minors: International Development, International Strategy and Diplomacy

 

Urban Development

Econ 230* Economic Development and Growth

Econ 275 Public Finance

Econ 431* Economic Development

Econ 432* Economic Growth

Econ 440 Natural Resources & Environmental Econ.

Econ 468 Urban Economics

Suggested Minors: Urban and Regional Planning

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