It’s an exciting time to study economics. The 21st-century has given rise to some of the most turbulent times in financial history worldwide, and you’ll be challenged to ask key questions—and find research-based solutions—to the contemporary set of problems facing our world:
- Why are some countries rich and others poor?
- How do we control the rising cost of housing?
- Do higher minimum wage laws help or hurt the working-class?
Here at Suffolk, you’ll have access to top-notch research facilities, including an Economics Computer Lab with professional-quality data applications. You’ll also be connected to the widely respected Beacon Hill Institute (BHI), a free-market think-tank that works closely with the department. Students are encouraged to conduct research for BHI—and it’s not unusual to find your research cited in the media. Recent BHI research has been highlighted in US News & World Report, The Huffington Post, The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald, and The Houston Chronicle.