Economics

Write your own future

Why Ole Miss?

With three degrees in economics offered at Ole Miss, you will be ready to enter the corporate world or government right after graduation. Not only will you emerge with an understanding of the field itself, you’ll gain skills in statistics, mathematics, organization, research methodology, and verbal and written communication.

What Will You Learn?

Economics is an amazing social science, providing insight for business, public policy and human behavior in general. It underlies successful business practices and effective government policy.

You will study how markets work to determine what is produced, how it’s produced, and how income is distributed. You’ll delve into the role and impact of international trade, the effect of monopoly on the economy, and the problems of unemployment and inflation.

What Will You Become?

Ole Miss economics graduates pursue careers as:

  • Actuaries
  • Policy planners
  • Stock brokers
  • Venture capitalists
  • Market research analysts
  • Development officers
  • Controllers
  • Fundraisers
  • Financial planners
  • Accountants
  • Insurance analysts
  • Entrepreneurs

Meet MERL

MERL, the Mississippi Experimental Research Laboratory, is a state-of-the-art research facility right here on campus. It’s used by faculty and students to conduct a wide variety of economics research in areas such as experimental economics, econometrics, and microeconomics.

Are You Ready?

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Meet our students

Clay and Jon Taylor

Twin Brothers, Same Majors, Different Goals

Meet Jon and Clay Taylor, twins from Wiggins, Mississippi, both double majoring in Finance and Economics. Even though the two...