Thanks for your interest in the economics major at Yale! Many people think economics is the study of phenomena such as recessions and inflation, and perhaps of financial markets as well. While these themes are important, there is so much more to the economics discipline.
For example, are you interested in understanding…
What interventions help poor people to attain more prosperous outcomes?
How national health reform is affecting the nation’s health and wealth?
How international trade affects the environment?
How the economic system interacts with political institutions?