Economics is the study of human energy – how we organize our efforts to get what we want. Market exchange plays a central role in this process, but processes of conflict and coordination that take place outside of markets are also important. Economics contains two broad sub-disciplines: microeconomics analyzes the individual behavior of households, business firms, and governmental entities; while macroeconomics focuses upon aggregate economic performance of nations and their interdependencies in the global economy.

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Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) Undergraduate Staff Position

Outreach and Office Assistant

AY 2021 – 2022 

Civic Engagement and Service-Learning (CESL) has one undergraduate position available for AY 2021-22, focused on providing outreach and communications to UMass students. CESL offers …

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Special Projects Assistant – Residential Life
Residential Life Central Operations is hiring summer special project assistants for landscaping (mowing, raking, gardening weeding, mulching etc.) and other operational tasks including some heavy lifting and moving. Must be a currently enrolled (6+ …

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10 Great—and Very Different—Jobs for Economics Majors

As you get ready to graduate with a degree in economics—or maybe as you’re choosing your major—you’re bound to be wondering what sort of jobs you’re qualified for. You likely know that you can go into investment banking or management …

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