Outcomes Statements for Economics Majors
As an Economics major at URI, you will develop a skill set that will serve you well for the future. Below are the specific learning outcomes that we aim for all our students to achieve.
- Recognize and appreciate the diversity of views that have historically been expressed or may reasonably exist about economic problems and alternative economic systems and present those views in a coherently written essay.
- Identify compile, interpret, and analyze quantitative economic data by expressing relationships between concepts through graphs, statistical or econometric analysis, in coherent English.
- Describe the institutions in the United States that shape monetary and fiscal policy and the processes these institutions use to achieve their goals in addressing issues of unemployment, inflation, exchange rates, balance of payments, or economic growth in a global context.
- Use microeconomic tools and concepts to address public policy issues such as competition, environmental protection, financial regulation, innovation and intellectual property, labor law, or taxation.
- Collect and integrate information from a variety of sources, assessing its meaning, accuracy, and timeliness; discuss the bias and variance of possible measurement and estimation procedures; and recognize the agendas of points of view of various purveyors of data and analysis.
- Frame an economic question of some public significance and evaluate, integrate, and apply information from various sources to create a cohesive, persuasive answer.
- Employ economic theory, broadly defined, to provide an original analysis of current or historical events, to analyze social problems, and evaluate alternative public policy choices.
- Present the results of their research using appropriate economic theories, concepts, and terminology, and methods in a professional setting.