The mission of the Department of Economics is to educate undergraduates in the fundamental concepts and methods of economics and to help them become better informed and more productive citizens through enhanced understanding of the economic underpinnings of society. Learning outcomes for students include the development of sufficient facility with the tools of economics to critically analyze private and public decision-making processes, contemporary and historical socioeconomic issues, and the fundamental role that economic forces play in political and social development.

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Theses from 2005

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The Failure of Property Rights Formalization in Liberalizing Countries, Andrew James Strobel

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Transaction Costs of Privatizing Social Security: Lessons from Abroad, Nicole Thompson

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The Effects Of Endogenous Switching Costs On Consumer Choice: A Case Study - Apple’s iPod and iTunes Music Store, Scott Worthington

Theses from 2003

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Why Losing is Winning in the National Basketball Association, Stan Lin