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    Working in Economics

    Econ1One of the most attractive features of a degree in economics is the flexibility it offers.  Economists are in demand by employers in almost every field - from health care to technology, from sports to politics, and almost everywhere in between.  In 2013, economics majors were ranked in the top ten of the most in demand majors by employers, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

     

    Is it Worth the Investment

    Economics majors have one of the lowest unemployment rates and one of the highest starting salaries of all college majors.  In addition, Economics majors ran 15 on the 2013 Majors that Pay You Back scale - the highest of any business degree - with an average mid-career salary of $94,000.

    AACSB

    The UW-L College of Business Administration (CBA) holds accreditation at both undergraduate and graduate levels from AACSB International - The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. This is a hallmark of distinction as less than five percent of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation.

     

                                 Hear what students are doing after receiving their economics BA

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    Seminar Speaker - Mike McAvoy

    The next Economics Department seminar will be Friday, April 24 at 3:30 in room 203 Wimberly.  Mike McAvoy (SUNY-Oneonta) will present "Labor Exploitation and the Development of the Reserve Rule in Organized Baseball: The 1880s Reds." More of  »



    Seminar Speaker-Chris Hanes

    The next Economics Department seminar speaker will be here on Friday, April 17 at 3:30 in room 203 Wimberly Hall.  Chris Hanes (Binghamton University) will present "Quantitative Easing in the 1930s." I hope you are able to join us. More of  »



    UW-L economists host discussion on income inequality


    La Crosse, Wis. – Faculty in UW-La Crosse’s Economics Department will host a conversation about income inequality 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at 1309 Centennial Hall at UW-L. Faculty will discuss some of the factors responsible rising inequality in the U.S. and many other countries of the world.

    “Our goal is to inform the public conversation, while highlighting the areas of agreement and disagreement between academic economists,” says TJ Brooks, chair of the Economics Department. “We look forward to the conversation.”     
      
    If you go—           
    What: UW-La Crosse’s Economics Department
    Where: 1309 Centennial Hall at UW-L          
    When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 22

    Admission: Free
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