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Economics

The Economics Department at UMass Lowell provides the conceptual tools and analytic skills necessary for success in a broad range of professional and entrepreneurial careers.

About The Department

The Economics Department at UMass Lowell teaches students to summarize the key elements from complex situations, reason analytically (from premises to policy conclusions) and confront theory with evidence. Our courses are designed to stress these basic skills, and our programs provide curriculum flexibility to students interested in a broad range of career tracks.

Meet Our Students

  • Alessandra Greco
    Economics, Labor Studies minor

    Alessandra Greco’s understanding of the Federal Reserve Bank, the U.S. economy and monetary policy grew exponentially when she joined a team that went to the Boston Fed Challenge. She’s already preparing for next year’s competition.

  • Tyler Farley
    Political Science & Economics

    Tyler Farley has found much to satisfy his appetite for politics on campus and off, from serving in student government, to campaigning for Marco Rubio, to attending the Republican National Convention and more.

  • Alejandro Lopez
    Economics

    The Model U.N. program and a semester interning and learning in Washington, D.C., helped Alejandro Lopez put economic and political theory into practice - and paved the way for a successful career.

  • Anthony Gaeta
    Mathematics & Economics

    Anthony Gaeta says his six-month co-op at John Hancock Financial gave him real-world experience in his dream job as an actuary.

  • James Aung
    Economics

    James Aung is the executive director of SayDaNar, a refugee organization he co-founded. He plans to return to Mayanmar, his home country, when he graduates.

  • Mikhaila Schaefer
    Economics, Math minor

    First in her family to attend college, Mikhaila Schaefer likes to work hard, enjoys research and is pleased to be graduating without any debt.

  • Georgia Cowderoy
    Economics, minor in Business

    Field hockey and fate brought Georgia Cowderoy ’17 to UMass Lowell all the way from Australia. Now she’s taking her degree and going new places.

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