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B.A. in Economics, Mathematics

  • If Congress chops $150 billion of government spending to balance the budget, will the economy boom? Or will the spending cuts force firms to lay off workers and send us into a recession?
  • If Nike boosts shoe prices by 5 percent, will consumers run to Reebok? How many? Will Nike profits rise or fall?
  • If Pizza Hut wants to grab more business, should it open new restaurants? Expand its menu? Lower prices?

Answers to such questions require solid grounding in both economics and mathematics. Economists model the way people behave: the way we respond to financial and nonfinancial incentives. Economic theories frame the issues, but mathematics provides the tools. Which economic theories work? We need data and statistical tools to tell us. Which policy options are the best? We need mathematical tools to measure costs and benefits.

Students with a joint background in economics and mathematics can choose from a wide variety of career options. Many pursue graduate degrees in fields such as economics, operations research, public policy, law, and business. They find a strong demand for their services in such diverse areas as finance, business research, education, management, and public policy analysis.

For more information, contact Dr. Stephanie Jozefowicz at 724-357-2642 or, or see the undergraduate catalog.

  • Economics Department
  • McElhaney Hall, Room 213
    441 North Walk
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2640
  • Fax: 724-357-6485
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.