U n i v e r s i t y o f C a l i f o r n i a
R i ve rs i d e
E c o n o m i c s
The Progra m leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Economics
offers in-depth knowledge of how markets work and an
understanding of how government intervention affects the
economy. Mathematics and statistics serve as analytical tools
for undergraduate studies.
S t u d e n t s delve into specialized areas such as
• development economics
• microeconomics and macroeconomics
• money and banking
• international economics
Students may also pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in
combined areas of either Economics/Administrative Studies or
Economics/Law and Society.
Fa c u l t y have a world-class presence in four major fields:
international development, political economy, econometrics,
and microeconomic theory.
Their research includes topics such as
• poverty and inequality in developing countries
• banking and race in Southern California
• econometric estimation and nonparametric analysis
• U.S. economic history
U n d e r g raduate Research and Special Studies
Students can work as part of a faculty team on ground-breaking
research or design their own research project. Local banks,
brokers, and business provide internships and cooperative study
arrangements for students to earn academic credit and, in some
• University Honors Program invites highly qualified students to
conduct a research thesis of their own initiative and design in
collaboration with a faculty member. Participation in the
University Honors Program is the capstone of an excellent
• Education Abroad Pr o g r a m a l l ows UCR students to add an
international perspective by studying and living in another country
while earning UC credit.
• The UC Center at Sacramento offers an academic program of
internships that give students hands-on experience in
government, the nonprofit sector, and business.
• The UCR Washington Center give