Broadly defined, economics is the study of how society allocates scarce resources. The goal is to understand the decisions of businesses and consumers as well as the implications and causes of contemporary economic issues by developing a systematic and thorough understanding of precisely how economic systems operate. Courses in the discipline of economics study the structure of markets and economies, the relationship between regions within the global economy, and strive to convey how economists reason and how they analyze models and compare model implications to observations.

A student of economics will have a good understanding of how markets function. This knowledge is useful for a variety of entry-level jobs in government, industry, or finance. A rapidly growing area of employment for majors, especially those who have strong analytical skills in mathematics and statistics, is management consulting. Another is banking, both commercial banking and investment banking. Governments at all levels, including international organizations such as the United Nations, are also significant employers of economics majors for positions involving analyses of revenues and expenditures, cost benefit studies of programs in education, health, and transportation.

FacultyOfficePhoneCourses TaughtEmail
Ahmad Abdel-RahmanHSS 379(310) 434-8085ECON 1, ECON 2Abdel-Rahman_Ahmad@smc.edu
Clare BattistaHSS 386(310) 434-4663ECON 1, ECON 2Battista_Clare@smc.edu
Bruce Brownonline(310) 434-8262ECON 1, ECON 2Brown_Bruce@smc.edu
T. D. CarterHSS 379(310) 434-8994ECON 1, ECON 2Carter_Tanja@smc.edu
Anthony ChanHSS 360(310) 434-4515ECON 1, ECON 2Chan_Anthony@smc.edu
Claudia Garcia-SzekelyHSS 370(310) 434-4517ECON 1, ECON 2Szekely_Claudia@smc.edu
Harry GillHSS 383(310) 434-4931ECON 1, ECON 2Gill_Harry@smc.edu
Meric Keskinelonline(310) 434-8181ECON 1, ECON 2Keskinel_Meric@smc.edu
Samuel LeeHSS 379(310) 434-4244ECON 1, ECON 2Lee_Samuel@smc.edu
D.W. MooreHSS 379(310) 434-8180ECON 15Moore_Dave@smc.edu
Eileen RabachHSS 381(310) 434-4897ECON 2, ECON 5, ECON 6, ECON 15Rabach_Eileen@smc.edu
Boo Suonline(310) 434-8787ECON 1, ECON 2Su_Boo@smc.edu
Amber UrrutiaHSS 371(310) 434-8817ECON 1, ECON 2Urrutia_Amber@smc.edu

For major requirements and individual course descriptions, go to the College Catalog.

For class schedules, go to Class Schedule.