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?

Alumnus, adjunct professor, and acclaimed filmmaker Chico Colvard giving his IDEAS Boston presentation.

IDEAS Boston at UMass Boston

Thought leadership conference that brings together leading thinkers

Chico Colvard is one of more than 100 innovators who share their ideas each year at IDEAS Boston.

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