What is Economics?

Economics is the study of what rules govern the production and consumption of goods. More specifically, economic tools, chief among econometrics, provide a series of tools to quantitatively investigate a broad array of Social Science problems. Please follow this link to read an article that describes, in more detail, the state of the field today.

What do Economists do in the Army?

Some Economists teach at USMA as well as the War College, amongst others and some work at Army Research Centers. The majority of economists use econometric techniques to investigate policy questions and provide input to decision makers. Economics is of particular benefit to ORSAs.

What kinds of Master's Degrees predominate in the field?

Development Economics, Econometrics, Industrial Organization, International Economics, Labor Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Public Finance, Public Policy, Policy Analysis

What kinds of professionals study in a typical Economics program?

Most Economics students receive their MA en-route to a PhD. Those who receive a terminal master's are typically policy analysts for government agencies or the non-profit sector.

Top Economics Programs for Army Officers

  • Harvard University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Princeton University
  • University of Chicago
West Point faculty members have attended graduate school through the Army. As a result, they`re familiar with most American universities and would be happy to advise you on this discipline as you consider your options. Feel free to give them a call at: (845)938-4015. When you do so, make sure to identify yourself as a CSP-GRADSO holder.

Researching Potential Schools

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