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Equipped for Economic Exploration.

Students who choose to major in Economics at Butler embark on a fascinating journey of exploration and understanding. You’ll dive into topics ranging from the intricate workings of the Federal Reserve, its impact on domestic and global interest rates, to the complexities of currency exchange rates like the euro against the dollar. And you’ll decipher the underlying causes of hyperinflation, such as in Zimbabwe. This discipline paints a comprehensive picture of economic systems worldwide, contrasting the “Wealth of Nations” across diverse countries, from the prosperous United States to the developing nation of Bangladesh, or from the rapid growth in China to countries in transition to capitalism, like Russia.

Along this educational path, you’ll grasp the concept of the invisible hand of the market and analyze the multifaceted roles of government in a mixed economy. Armed with essential tools like supply and demand analysis, international trade insights, monetary and fiscal policy knowledge, understanding market structures, and statistical methods, Butler Economics majors are equipped to unravel the complex economic puzzles of our interconnected world.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • EC 231 – Principles of Microeconomics
  • MA 106 – Calculus and Analytic Geometry 1  
  • MS 264 – Statistics
  • EC 332 – Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • EC 464 – Quantitative Methods: Econometrics

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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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