Applied Economics

The Best Undergraduate Courses and Personal Traits for a Career in Economics

You don’t need a specific undergraduate major to enter a master’s program in Economics. If your major isn't directly relevant to Econ, there are a handful of courses that will prepare you to hit the ground running in a graduate program. Josh Ballance ’12, a research associate with the Boston Federal Reserve who is attending Boston University Master’s in Statistics program, recommends getting your feet wet at the undergraduate level...

Bryant University Economics Professor Jongsung Kim publishes research on the affect of Free Trade Agreements on Income Inequality.

The number of Free Trade Agreements between countries has greatly increased during the last two decades. Despite numerous studies on the effect of trade on income inequality, a possible linkage between Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and income inequality had not been thoroughly examined. This study, from Bryant University Professor Jongsung Kim in collaboration with Jae-Jwa Lee of Dongguk University, concluded that the number of FTA notifications to the WTO for both goods- and service-related trade, does have an effect on income inequality, but overall trade openness does not.

Bryant University Introduces New Master of Science in Applied Economics

Forbes magazine recently listed a Master's in Economics as one of the "Master's Degrees with the Highest Salary Potential" with mid-career income between $115,000 - $121,000. Bryant University's new graduate Applied Economics program focuses on the practical application of critical economics analysis. Graduate students will learn sophisticated research and problem-solving skills, as well as how to interpret results, design policies, make economic recommendations, and consult in employment settings such as business, government, sports, arts and entertainment, health care, banking, and finance. Emphasis will be placed on developing data analysis expertise, an area of huge need in the current employment market. 

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We’ve read your resumé, we’ve looked at your academic transcripts, but what does that really tell us about you? Your application for admission essay will set you apart from the other well qualified applicants. Not only do we want to know; we need to know, because it’s not just about finding the right students for the program. We want to make sure that when you graduate, you will look back on all your hard work in Bryant’s graduate school as time well spent.  It’s our job to make sure the program is the right fit for you.

An International Student's Insights About Life Outside Bryant University's Campus

Life outside Bryant University’s campus is exciting and offers all you can imagine. Providence, the Rhode Island state capital, is only a 15 minute drive or a 20 minute bus ride that's free for Bryant students with Student ID. Two of America's greatest cities are also within reach: Boston is just a 45 minute drive from the Bryant campus and New York is only 3 hours.

International Students Describe Their Experiences at Bryant

The experience of being an international student in the U.S. can feel challenging at first. But as these four Bryant University graduate students describe, it may turn out to be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of your lifetime.

"Making friends here at Bryant MBA was not that hard. At first, I thought it would be difficult because all the classmates looked very serious and professional. But it turns out many of them are very friendly and engaging. I did not expect to get to know an entire class in one day. Guess what, it happened!"

Director of New Applied Economics Program Unveils Economic Impact Study for Quonset

The study, conducted by Dr. Edinaldo Tebaldi of Bryant University, shows that Quonset supported more than 21,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs or 1 out of every 23 jobs in Rhode Island. Quonset also produced $2.85 billion in economic output, $1.26 billion in labor income, and $113.1 million in tax revenues in the Ocean State.