There couldn't be a better or more appropriate time to study economics. An essential tool for understanding the complexities of modern society, economics analyzes more than just monetary forces that shape our society.
George Mason University's Economics Program offers students a tremendous real-world experience in theoretical and applied economic science. Mason Economics trains students in the fundamentals of economic science with scholarly specialties in Experimental, Public Choice and Austrian traditions. Mason Economics was also the home of two Nobel Prize winning economists from these specialties: James Buchanan and Vernon Smith.
What sets Mason Economics apart from economics programs at other universities is the high caliber of our internationally-renowned faculty, scholars who guide your exploration of economic theory and prepare you for careers in business, communications, policy, data management, international studies and engineering, among others. Our faculty are deeply interested in teaching, and student involvement with learning and success. More than just academic and abstract economic theory, but teaching Mason students the tools needed to understand and navigate a dynamic real-world economy. To quote Dr. Thomas Rustici, a Mason Associate Professor and Associate Undergraduate Director: "economics is the science of your life and the world around your life."