Why not take him/her out to lunch with you?
No, no, no. Of course, I’m talking about what sort of Life After Lawrence is out there for our economics majors? Well, the American Economic Association is encouraging its members to share this video. Here’s the link:
Much more than finance, banking, business and government, a degree in economics is useful to all individuals and can lead to many interesting career choices. These four diverse individuals offer their insights on how a background in economics can be a tool for solving very human problems.
- Marcella Alsan, a physician of infectious disease, discusses why she needed to pursue a degree in economics to improve the lives of her patients.
- Randall Lewis, a research scientist at Google, uses economics and “big data” as tools to improve the functioning of markets.
- Britni Wilcher, a PhD student of economics, offers insight on some misconceptions about economists and factors influencing her career path decision.
- Peter Henry, dean at the NYU Stern School of Business, points to the true nature of economics and the importance of diverse voices informing the field.
Here is the American Economic Association’s link of information for students considering an economics major, covering topics from what economists do to what type of skills you will develop as an economics major.
If you are considering a major, please click on the Advice for Potential Majors link that you should see in your left frame.