Welcome to the economics program at the University of California, Merced.
- UC Merced is creating a dynamic, research-focused economics program. We emphasize applied research and publish in the top academic journals in our fields. This year, we are pleased to add Professors Justin Cook, Rowena Gray, Gabriela Rubio and Ketki Sheth to our ambitious and diverse faculty.
- UC Merced has an undergraduate degree track designed to accommodate various interests and career objectives in Economics and Management. Students can choose one of two Majors: a B.A. in Economics or a B.S. in Management and Business Economics. Alternatively, students can choose to Minor in either program. Each member of the faculty teaches undergraduate courses, and many of our courses are taught by professors who have won acclaim for their teaching.
- A nice introduction to the value of an economics education: Why Everyone Should Take Microeconomics
- Economics can lead to a wide range of careers. This video provides an excellent overview and discusses the status of women in economics: http://scholar.harvard.edu/goldin/UWE
Students majoring in Economics at UC Merced have gone on to do impressive things. For example:
David Do, a 2009 graduate, is Director of Washington, D.C.'s Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs.
Jefferson Kuoch-Seng is President of the University of California Student Association.
Nick Fong served as a University Innovation Fellow.