Broadly defined, economics is the study of how society allocates scarce resources. The goal is to understand the decisions of businesses and consumers as well as the implications and causes of contemporary economic issues by developing a systematic and thorough understanding of precisely how economic systems operate. Courses in the discipline of economics study the structure of markets and economies, the relationship between regions within the global economy, and strive to convey how economists reason and how they analyze models and compare model implications to observations.

A student of economics will have a good understanding of how markets function. This knowledge is useful for a variety of entry-level jobs in government, industry, or finance. A rapidly growing area of employment for majors, especially those who have strong analytical skills in mathematics and statistics, is management consulting. Another is banking, both commercial banking and investment banking. Governments at all levels, including international organizations such as the United Nations, are also significant employers of economics majors for positions involving analyses of revenues and expenditures, cost benefit studies of programs in education, health, and transportation.

FacultyOfficePhoneCourses TaughtEmail
Ahmad Abdel-RahmanHSS 378/379(310) 434-8085ECON 1, ECON 2 Abdel-Rahman_Ahmad@smc.edu
Clare BattistaHSS 386(310) 434-4663ECON 1, ECON 2 Battista_Clare@smc.edu
Bruce Brownonline(310) 434-8262ECON 1, ECON 2 Brown_Bruce@smc.edu
T. D. CarterHSS 378/379(310) 434-8994ECON 1, ECON 2 Carter_Tanja@smc.edu
Anthony ChanHSS 360(310) 434-4515ECON 1, ECON 2 Chan_Anthony@smc.edu
Claudia Garcia-SzekelyHSS 370(310) 434-4517ECON 1, ECON 2 Szekely_Claudia@smc.edu
Jason Gurtovoyonline(310) 434-4244ECON 1, ECON 2Gurtovoy_Jason@smc.edu
Meric Keskinelonline(310) 434-8181ECON 1, ECON 2 Keskinel_Meric@smc.edu
Brett Marschallonline(310) 434-4244ECON 1, ECON 2Marschall_Brett@smc.edu
D.W. MooreHSS 381(310) 434-4897ECON 2, ECON 5, ECON 6, ECON 15 Rabach_Eileen@smc.edu
Boo Suonline(310) 434-4897ECON 1, ECON 2  Su_Boo@smc.edu
Amber Urrutia
HSS 371(310) 434-4244ECON 1, ECON  Urrutia_Amber@smc.edu

For major requirements and individual course descriptions, go to the College Catalog.

For class schedules, go to Class Schedule.