The School of Economics provides high-quality programs of study leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and to a minor or certificate in Economics for students in other disciplines. The program focuses on skills and knowledge critical for a life of learning and leading to careers in management, the public sector, academics, and the professions. A degree in economics is especially appropriate for students intending to pursue advanced degrees in the social sciences and in professional schools of management, law, and public administration.

The School of Economics also offers graduate courses leading to a Master of Science degree and in support of Ph.D. programs in management, public policy, industrial and systems engineering, and city and regional planning.

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  • An Examination of the Economic Effects of the Winter Olympics 

    Jaramillo, Rebekah; Nicholson, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    The Olympic Games are one of the world’s largest sporting events with millions travelling to watch them in person and tens of millions more watching on television. These staggering figures underlie the debate over the ...
  • Factors Affecting Corruption in Developing and Emerging Countries 

    Chedraui, Jose Ernesto; Arcaraz, Fernanda; Botero, Andrea (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    Economic and social indices of a country are becoming increasingly important in explaining a developing and emerging country’s level of corruption. Using a Control of Corruption indicator, explained by GDP per capita, ...
  • Modern Day Evaluation of the Preston Curve: The Relationship Between Life Expectancy and Income 

    Garcia, Juan; Narvil, Jasper; Oh, Soobin (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    The Preston Curve has long served as the foundation of global health policy with significant attention given to its implication that income has a causal effect on life expectancy. Our research sets to evaluate this ...
  • Econometric Analysis: Effect of Barriers on Trade 

    Goerzen, Alexander; Schussler, Brandon; Suriano, Niccolo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    In this analysis we seek to investigate the impact of various import tariffs on trade as a percentage of GDP. Members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) set up defined tariffs to help facilitate trade with one another. ...
  • Income Inequality as a Determinant of Economic Growth: A Cross-Country Analysis 

    Suwoto, Tiffany; Zhai, Yebo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    In this study, we seek to find a relationship between income inequality and economic growth. Despite years of extensive research dedicated to finding a relationship between the two, past studies and existing literature ...
  • Quality of Public Education based on the State’s Economics 

    Hill, Matt; McGee, Gabi; Quinones, Morgan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    It is proposed that the economic conditions of a state can explain the quality of public education in that state. The GDP per capita, personal income per capita, and poverty levels for each state are observed to evaluate ...
  • Happiness and Traffic: An Analysis of Long Term Effects 

    Hays, Tanna; Olds, Preston; Spence, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    Traffic has a profound effect on how humans perceive their own happiness. What remains to be seen, however, is whether the short term happiness losses associated with traffic lead to lower overall happiness for people ...
  • Effect of GDP Per Capita on National Life Expectancy 

    Dayanikli, Gokce; Gokare, Varsha; Kincaid, Brian (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    Using cross sectional data from several sources, this paper seeks to find a correlation between per capita GDP, public health expenditure, and average years of education with the cross country life expectancy as measured ...
  • Impact of Educational Attainment on Crime in the United States: A Cross-Metropolitan Analysis 

    Gentry, Brian; Mokkapati, Rishab; Rampersad, Kiran (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    This study seeks to find a relationship between educational attainment of the population aged 18 years and older, and violent and property crime, in 342 metropolitan areas across the United States. While past studies have ...
  • Understanding How Unique Attributes Might Affect Poverty 

    Starbuck, Zachary (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-11)
    The paper starts out noting that poverty has become a major problem for numerous nations. It is argued here that poverty is probably correlated with education and that there are several factors which might have significant ...
  • Economic determinants of multilateral environmental agreements and their timing 

    Tian, Xinping (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-19)
    This dissertation examines the economic factors that contribute to countries’ cooperation on multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs). Our results indicate that extensive economic interactions may help countries overcome ...
  • Competition and innovation in automobile markets 

    Ni, Jiayao (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-06-23)
    Innovation is viewed as critical to fostering the growth of markets, generating efficiencies, and improving welfare. In this study we examine the determinants and the shifting dynamics of innovation in the U.S. automobile ...
  • Three essays on human capital: Development and impact 

    Tong, Tingting (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-06-28)
    This dissertations investigates the development and impact of human capital, and it includes three essays. The first essay evaluates the impact of cognitive and noncognitive ability on leadership. We find that in additional ...
  • The role of environmental agreements on trade margins and investment flows 

    Wang, Jianqiu (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-06-17)
    This dissertation consists of three essays that examine the impact of environmental agreements on member countries' trade flows and bilateral trade margins. The precise relationship between environmental regulation, the ...
  • Panel Data Analysis Of The American Recovery And Reinvestment Act 

    Sullere, Shivang (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-07-18)
    The proposed study seeks to evaluate the merits of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (commonly referred to as the “stimulus”) against its trifold objectives of: (a) creation of new jobs and protection of ...
  • The Effect of Inequality on Satisfaction 

    Klucik, Veronica; Nambiar, Varun; Delgado, Juan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    This paper seeks to find a relationship between satisfaction and inequality. By performing a cross country analysis on 112 countries this paper found a statistically significant positive relationship. Most past studies ...
  • Regression Analysis of Electrical Energy Consumption with Cross-Country data 

    Xiang, Jun; Liu, Ziyu; Kim, Youngjun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    This paper performs a cross-country analysis in order to reveal the relationship among energy consumption, country GDP, country energy net export and country population in developing and developed countries. After performing ...
  • Economic Growth & Income Inequality: A revised cross-sectional econometric analysis of the global impact of income inequality on economic growth around the world 

    Hunter, Anna; Martinez, Wendy; Patel, Ulcka (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    After decades of investigation there is an abundance of research dedicated to the relationship between income inequality and economic growth. The research emphasizes the relationship primarily for developed countries with ...
  • The Effect of Income Inequality on Crime 

    Li, Su; McAfee, Caty; Phadke, Gaurav (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    Empirical research on the relationship between income inequality and of robbery and property theft. Our focus upon this literature lies within the visible manifestation of inequality with regards to the use of the Gini ...
  • Crime Index VS. Average Years of Education 

    Rathie, Meghan; Sipos, Ilinca; Ahuja, Avi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04)
    The relationship between a country’s crime index and education level is an important thing for policy makers to study because it can help make a city or country a safer place for the citizens. There are other variables ...

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