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Profiles of Class of 2021 Economics Majors

Lauren Taylor, C'2021

Spelman Economics Major Lauren TaylorDuring her matriculation at Spelman, economics major Lauren Taylor, C'2021, was afforded the opportunity to be a part of the Virtual Data Science Research Program. As a research assistant, Taylor was tasked with helping to conduct research on spending patterns before and after past recessions to predict how people will spend their money in future recessions. The Prince George’s County, Maryland native was also a recipient of the Alfred Sloan Grant and a part of the Spelman College Department of Economics' Communication Team.

Taylor also served as co-president for the Spelman Chapter of the National Council for Negro Women and held the title of the 2019-2020 “Miss Legacy” through the Spelman College Granddaughters Club.

Post Graduate Plans

Following graduation, Taylor plans to launch her own blog titled, “Common Cents,” where she will focus on financial literacy resources for millennials. She also plans to further her passion for economics by attending graduate school with a focus on the intersection between economics and public policy.


What Is Economics and Why Does it Matter?

Economics is a social science concerned with the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. Students in our department are given a variety of tools that will allow them to learn and examine economics on a local and global level. We focus on various topics such as Health Economics, Urban Economics, Women in the Economy, Data Science and Management, and Money and Baking.

Our curriculum focuses on not only economic theory but statistical analysis as well. By teaching students how to construct and interpret empirical findings, they become better equipped to navigate the complex issues of the world. Students are also introduced to courses that will prepare them for a Master of Business Administration degree, such as management practicum. In addition to our economics major and minor, we offer a minor in management and organization.

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