Montana State University

Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172920
Bozeman, MT 59717-2920

Tel: (406) 994-3701
Fax: (406) 994-4838
Location: 306 Linfield Hall

Department Head:
Dr. Wendy Stock

agecon@montana.edu

ECONOMICS MAJOR - INTRODUCTION

Dr. Stoddard with student

Individuals, business firms and governments face daily decisions about how to allocate scarce resources. The choices are extensive and range from which career to seek, workers to hire, goods to produce and policies to implement. Economics is the study of this critical decision-making behavior. It is a mode of thinking and reasoning with widespread application.

The skills that employers value most highly are the ability to think critically and carefully, the ability to learn new skills and the ability to solve problems. Some vocations may require very specific skills (for example, knowledge of a particular computer software package). However, skill requirements change over time. The need for people who can think, learn and solve problems is timeless. Economics hones these time-honored abilities.

Our Economics major is offered through the College of Letters and Sciences. We offer training in:

  • Economic development
  • Environmental policy and natural resource economics
  • Industrial organization
  • International economics and trade
  • Labor economics
  • Money and banking
  • Public policy analysis
  • Statistics and econometrics

Address all correspondence to:

Department of Agricultural Economics and Economics
P.O. Box 172920
306 Linfield Hall
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-2920

Telephone: 406-994-3701
FAX: 406-994-4838
E-Mail: aboyd@montana.edu


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