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Master of Arts in Economics Resources

What Can You Do With a Master's Degree in Economics?

A Master's in Economics can be the gateway to hundreds of job opportunities in dozens of fields.

International Trade: Politics, Theory and Reality

International trade has taken quite a beating in the United States during this election cycle, with few candidates offering a positive view of U.S.

Economics Careers Webinar with Dr. Kara Reynolds

Online MA in Economics Program Director Kara Reynolds presented on February 25, 2016 on the career outlook for graduates.

Translating Economics

Economists can add a lot of value to debates about policy and current events, even in areas not generally thought of as “economic.”  But to really make a difference in these debates in the technical jargon and... Read Full Article

The Research Process: Finding the Best Data to Test Your Hypothesis

Once researchers develop a hypothesis, they face the sometimes daunting task of finding appropriate data and statistical methods to test this hypothesis.  In some cases, this might involve conducting field work and/... Read Full Article

How is Stata Used in Economics?

Stata is one of the leading and fastest growing econometric software packages on the market today.  Over the past five years, citations to Stata programs in scholarly articles indexed in Google Scholar have increased... Read Full Article

Statistical Discrimination in Foster Care Placements

Nicholas Kahn, Instructor for American University’s online MA in Economics, wrote his Ph.D.

Career Building Tips for Economists

Businesses and organizations are increasingly relying on economists to analyze markets and economic trends.

What are the Stages of Economic Development?

Before addressing the question of what are the stages of economic development, it is useful to focus first on the main difference between economic growth and economic development.

What Is Applied Economics?

I am beholden to the brilliant economic theorists and econometricians who have come before me.  They spent their careers developing the core theoretical models and econometric tools that I use every day in my... Read Full Article