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Emory Economics

XferStudentXferStudent Registered User Posts: 115 Junior Member
edited November 2010 in Emory University
Does anyone know what part of economics (like econometrics, financial economics
behavioral economics) Emory is best at?

Also, what is Emory's weakest department in economics?

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Replies to: Emory Economics

  • 3coolcats3coolcats Registered User Posts: 235 Junior Member
    I had this question too.
    And also, I know that Emory's business program is really good, but is their economics program great too? Is it comparable to other school's economics programs like Northwestern, Duke ect. (are you going to have many good job prospects after graduation)?
  • aluminum_boataluminum_boat Registered User Posts: 1,539 Senior Member
    The consensus here is that most people skilled at that kind of stuff enter the business school. An econ degree isn't really that good.
  • dgeblldgebll Registered User Posts: 478 Member
    My hunch is that they don't cover things like econometrics (of which I have only a limited understanding) in the b school. Economics and Business degrees are different (coming from conversations with people with both degrees). You should pursue the one that best fits your interests, not because the b school happens to be higher ranked.
  • Colleges00701Colleges00701 - Posts: 1,790 Senior Member
    I can't tell you what the econ department is really good at, but I can tell you that the Econ department is ****en awesome. Most of them actually care about their students, and will go the extra mile to set students up with research projects, study abroad, and help answer students questions about concepts covered in class. I have never met a Emory Econ professor who didn't care about his/her students. The only Econ professors that I didn't like, were professors who came to teach at Emory from another school for just a year (ie visiting professors), but all the professors who are faculty members of Emory's Econ department are legit. BTW, econ major can help for students who want to go to law school......A lot of pre-law kids are Econ majors.
  • phaethphaeth Registered User Posts: 107 Junior Member
    Students from the Econ department can get great jobs.

    I'd recommend Goizueta because the networking is better and the content is more applicable to the business world than an econ degree.
  • citylife873citylife873 Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    Honestly, Emory has a really bad economics department. The BBA program is good, but economics is really weak. Professor Burns is doing some cutting edge research in neuro economics but I don't think he teaches classes. I wouldn't chose Emory if you were dead set on becoming an economist. To find good schools for economics look at the rank of their PhD programs. UChicago probably has the best undergrad economics department though.
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