• Why Economics

    • Economics is a social science that provides a great mix of analytical and quantitative skills opening opportunities in a vast array of fields.

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    • MeetThe Students

    • Meet the Economics Majors from the class of 2020 and 2021.

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    • Our Faculty

    • A diverse and talented group of teachers and researchers.

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    • Our Students' Experience

    • Our students engage with economics outside the classroom through internships and study abroad.

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  • Previous Month, 18 Jan 2016

    Professor Georg Nöldeke, professor of economics at the Faculty of Business and Economics at University of Basel is visiting Yale-NUS College. Read more about his research interests and published papers here.

  • Previous Month, 08 Dec 2015

    Assistant Professor Francis Dennig’s research is on the news at the Paris Climate Change Summit! See the full article here.

  • Previous Month, 17 Sep 2015

    SMU Seminar Series: Marginal Treatment Effects and the External Validity of the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment.

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Latest Events

5 April 2017 (Wed) , 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Yale-NUS Economics Capstone Presentations
The inaugural class of Yale-NUS College will be presenting their final year capstone projects to their professors and...
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14 March 2017 (Tue) , 2:00pm - 3:00 pm
Trade Liberalization and Mortality: Evidence from ...
We investigate the impact of a large economic shock on mortality. We find that counties more exposed to a plausibly e...
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15 March 2017 (Wed) , 2:30pm - 3:30pm
A Brief History of U.S. Manufacturing: a talk by P...
Resistance to globalization is at an all-time high in the United States. Why? This talk examines the evolution of U.S...
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10 March 2017 (Fri) , 12:00pm - 1:00pm
The Business Cycle: Rollercoaster Ride or Periodic...
The “business cycle” is a fundamental yet elusive concept in macroeconomics. My research involves empirical analysis ...
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  • Associate Professor from Social Sciences Division
  • Rene Saran

Economists today study topics that are so varied that to describe the field in terms of a set of questions of inquiry (e.g., "What to produce?", "How to produce?", and "For whom to produce?") is too limiting. Broadly, in economics, we are interested in analyzing individuals' choices, their interactions, and the resulting outcomes within social, economic and political institutions. What is critical to this analysis is the use of the economic method to make well reasoned arguments. As J.M. Keynes wrote in 1922, ‘The Theory of Economics does not furnish a body of settled conclusions immediately applicable to policy. It is a method rather than a doctrine, an apparatus of the mind, a technique of thinking, which helps its possessor to draw correct conclusions.’ The Economics Major at Yale-NUS is designed to develop students' critical thinking skills as well as equip them with analytical tools that will enable them to participate effectively in an increasingly global world. ”

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