Academics
University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Economics

Economics Department

  • Why do the rich get richer while the poor get poorer?
  • How do large international firms affect wages, technology and economic development?
  • Do women really earn less than men?
  • What caused the Great Recession?

The study of economics attempts to answer these questions and many more. The economics department at the University of Massachusetts Boston offers an undergraduate major and minor, a five year BA/MA, and a MA in Applied Economics.

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Why UMass Boston?

Author and teacher Jean Rhodes stands outside the elevators in Healey Library.

Jean Rhodes

Professor of Psychology

“There’s nowhere in the country I would rather do my work."

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