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The Economic Way of Thinking

Economics is a way of thinking that provides insights into all facets of our personal and professional lives, improving our understanding of the world and our own decision-making. This is invaluable in making sound decisions in any type of organization. Temple University economics degrees and certificates provide the foundation for many other academic and professional disciplines, such as management, marketing and finance. Economics is oriented around solving real-world problems—not merely memorizing facts.

Help Resolve the Social Problems of Our Time

The mission of the Department of Economics is to provide an economics program of study that fosters the intellectual growth of our undergraduate and graduate students, cultivates a stimulating research environment for the faculty, enhances the scholarship of the university and contributes to the field of economics while employing economic analytical.

Graduate Student Spotlight

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Hamida Mubasshera

Fourth Year Doctoral Student

Hamida Mubasshera is entering her final year as a PhD student in Economics at Temple. Her interests in Health Economics, the Economics of Crime, and the Economics of Risky Behaviors has led her to focus on applied microeconomics.

Read more about Hamida and her accomplishments!