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Profiles of Class of 2021 Economics Majors

Mercy Rono, C'2021

Spelman economics major Mercy RonoWhile at Spelman, economics major Mercy Rono, C'2021, worked as a Resident Assistant her first year and recently completed the advanced track of the American Economic Association Summer Program.  

The AEA Summer Training Program has increased diversity in the field of economics by preparing talented undergraduates for doctoral programs in economics and related disciplines. While in the program, Rono received two months of intensive training in microeconomics, math, econometrics and research methods with leading faculty. At three credits per class, students in the program have the opportunity to earn 12 college credits.

Post Graduate Plans

Following graduation, Rono will head to the MIT Sloan School of Management as a pre-doctoral technical associate. She is interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Economics, with a particular interest in applied econometrics as well as finance and development.

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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