Undergraduate Women in Economics (UWE) was founded to increase the number of and elevate under-represented groups in economics. We help, learn from, and celebrate with each other. Our goals: foster community; professional development; inclusivity; empowerment.
The University of Missouri Economics Society (UMES) provides a space for open-minded discussion, education, and dissemination of economic theory and application, offering opportunities to learn from professionals and promoting an esteemed sense of fellowship.
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Econ is the Value-added Major!
Our majors land great jobs right out of school! Median starting salaries for economics majors are $55K for BA degrees and $60K for BS degrees; after 10 years, median salaries are $103K and $123K, respectively. The Brookings Institute reports that lifetime earnings of economics majors are rivaled only by majors in the other STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and finance. One reason that economics majors are so well remunerated is that a degree in economics opens the door to jobs that require specialized analytical skills, such as research analysts in major corporations and government agencies. But even controlling for occupational choice, economics majors earn a 25% premium over other college majors. That’s because a degree in economics tells the world that you are a logical and clear-headed thinker who is not afraid of hard work!
- Why are some countries rich and some countries poor?
- Why do women earn less than men?
- What kinds of policies really help the poor?
- How can data help us understand the world?
- What causes recessions?
- And more!
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