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