Why do the rich get richer while the poor get poorer? How do multinational corporations affect wages, technology and economic development? Do women really earn less than men? What makes the U.S. health care system tick? The study of economics – individual and collective behavior related to the production, distribution and exchange of goods and services – attempts to answer these questions and many more. Courses in theoretical and quantitative analysis prepare students for careers in the financial world, law and public service, or for graduate studies in economics.