The Economics Association at California State University, Fullerton was established to serve students majoring in economics to assist in developing them into leaders of tomorrow through professional exposure. with the focus in economics, community engagement, and form strong relationships with fellow economic students, alumni, professors, and prospective employers.
Economics is a fascinating study that helps develop analytical skills that are applicable to many careers. The Economic Association aims to raise a higher understanding of how economic principles, public policy and the global economy is affected by economists.
Economic issues are powerful enough to shape the world. Slowly but surely, economic issues make their way to your pocketbook. Many pressing social issues have their roots in economics. Microeconomic principles set the foundation for business. Macroeconomic policies shape the destinies of nations. Keynes put it a little more eloquently when he said, “The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else.”
According to the National Association of Business Economists (NABE), “The key skills of the economic analyst compared to other business analysts is the ability to link industry/market developments to the overall economy, i.e., to see the forest as well as the trees. The broad training of economists provides a flexibility that allows them to turn their hand to a broad range of analytical problems – a critical attribute in a company experiencing a redirection of industry interests.”
Students of economics find employment in national and multinational corporations, financial institutions, unions, all levels of government and agribusinesses. Economists participate in strategic pricing, cost analysis, marketing research, statistical forecasting and the evaluation of social programs.