Welcome to Economics!
Have you ever wondered why the price of gasoline changes several times a week or where money comes from? Have you ever wanted to know whether politicians and media personalities, when making claims about economics, are talking truth, partial truth, or nonsense? Why are some countries are rich and others poor? Or how a country with more than 300 million people, more than 150 million workers, almost 10 million businesses, and almost no direction from government on what and how much to produce is not a complete economic chaos?
If you’ve ever wondered about such things, economics is probably the field for you.
Economics offers much more than insights and understanding about the world around you and its effect on you. It offers a multitude of career opportunities in pricing, demand forecasting, market research, banking and finance, and business strategy in federal, state, and local government entities.
Want to know more about economics and careers in economics?
Here are three links to information provided by the American Economic Association:
- “Economics is more than you think:" https://www.aeaweb.org/video/career_in_economics.php
- FAQ about Undergraduate Economics: https://www.aeaweb.org/students/index.php
- Careers in Economics: https://www.aeaweb.org/students/Careers.php
Want to know more about economics at the College of Coastal Georgia?
- Economics courses at CCGA
- The Reg Murphy Center for Economic and Policy Studies:http://www.ccga.edu/page.cfm?p=584
And for more economics fun, try these links:
- Freakonomics Radio:http://freakonomics.com/radio/
- Popular Books:https://www.aeaweb.org/students/Books.php