Upon graduating, students should be able to:
1) Evaluate economic choices made by households, firms, and governments, and examine policy issues in several areas such as education, health, labor, the environment, and equity.
2) Describe the performance of economies and choose appropriate models to evaluate and propose policies for improving aggregate economic outcomes, including growth, equity, and stability.
3) Examine how economic data are collected, used, and interpreted, as well as the limitations and potential biases inherent in such data.
4) Use data, statistical techniques, and statistical software to conduct an economics research project and craft policy and/or scholarly recommendations based on the findings.
5) Use economic reasoning to appraise the trade-offs raised by different sides of a policy debate, and understand the role institutions and societal constraints play in such debates.
6) Use economic tools to analyze how different stakeholders are affected by economic activity, and how policy can be designed to enhance welfare, equity, and social justice.
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