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Economics is a social science that develops models for organizing facts, enhances critical and creative thinking, and prepares students to be interested, alert, and competent observers of current events. A degree in economics empowers a student to make well-reasoned decisions about personal matters, business problems, and public policy.

The discipline is divided into two branches: Macro-economics and Micro-economics. Macro deals with the economy as a whole, including such topics as inflation, unemployment, economic growth, productivity, debt and deficits, and balance of payments with other nations.

Micro deals with the allocation of scarce resources to meet the goals of people and businesses, buyers and sellers in product, labor, and credit markets. Special topics include urban economics and headline issues such as poverty, crime, health, education, the environment, and energy.

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Week of Welcome - Monday

August 21st, 2017

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Throwing Shade * Eclipse 2017

August 21st, 2017

11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Week of Welcome - Tuesday

August 22nd, 2017

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Week of Welcome - Wednesday

August 23rd, 2017

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Violinist Josh Vietti

August 23rd, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

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Week of Welcome - Thursday

August 24th, 2017

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Matthew Schuler

August 24th, 2017

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Week of Welcome - Friday

August 25th, 2017

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The Rodney Marsalis Philadelphia Big Brass

September 15th, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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Graduate Business Information Session

September 20th, 2017

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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Eh440

September 28th, 2017

8:00 PM - 9:15 PM

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School of Business Golf Scramble

September 29th, 2017

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