Tuesday, July 05, 2005

WSJ.com - The Hot Major For Undergrads Is Economics

WSJ.com - The Hot Major For Undergrads Is Economics: "And as its focus broadens, there are even some signs that economics is becoming cool.

In addition to probing the mechanics of inflation and exchange rates, academics now use statistics and an economist's view of how people respond to incentives to study issues such as AIDS, obesity and even terrorism. The surprise best-seller of the spring was 'Freakonomics,' a book co-authored by a University of Chicago economist, Steven Levitt, which examines issues ranging from corruption among real estate agents to sumo wrestling."


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