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What is economics?

Economics is based on simple principles which are used to model decision-making in a wide variety of other fields of study. Economic principles are used to analyze and predict the both intended and unintended consequences of human action. We explore many pressing problems confronting contemporary society including development, environmental policy, education, tax structures, public health and globalization.

Why economics at OSU

The Economics program is designed to equip students with the analytical tools required for conducting high-quality research and applying economic principles to decisions made in business, government and daily life. Our students develop a fundamental understanding of human behavior and master analytical techniques required to expand knowledge in the industry and research sectors.

Career paths

An Economics major provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career opportunities in:

93%of graduating seniors

had employment, job offers or other professional plans within six months of graduation.



The Center for Applied Economic Research

The Center for Applied Economic Research (CAER) continues the long-standing tradition of OSU economists’ involvement in public policy analysis, regional economic development and economic forecasting. CAER is home to the Oklahoma State Econometric Model, the state’s only large-scale econometric forecasting model. The Center also aims to facilitate funded opportunities for economics faculty and students to conduct applied economic research.

Eastin Center for Career Readiness

Through the Eastin Center, OSU supports students’ professional growth from awareness to knowledge acquisition, practice and ultimately successful implementation.

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