Learning objectives that UAlbany students are expected to attain through their course of study within their academic program.
- Understand the economic issues and problems faced by individuals, organizations and society; the economic principles that help explain behavior; the operation of markets; the gains from trade; and the range of institutions that affect the allocation of resources.
- Be able to apply methods of economic analysis (such as supply and demand, equilibrium, constrained optimization and dynamic analysis) to decision-making, behavior and economic outcomes.
- Have the ability independently to apply state-of-the-art tools and advanced methods of statistical and econometric analysis to estimate economic relations and validity of economic hypotheses.
- Be able to communicate economic analysis and empirical conclusions in the discussion of social phenomena and public policy.
- Develop mastery of issues and methods of analysis in the practice of specific fields of economic study such as labor, money and banking, public finance, international trade and finance, development, health and the environment.