Learning Goals

The economics department at Johns Hopkins has four specific learning goals. Students should:

  • Acquire a deep understanding of how markets and economies operate
  • Acquire sufficient mathematical and statistical skills to be able to analyze economic problems and to make use of those skills in their future careers
  • Learn to communicate economic content and arguments effectively in written and spoken form, skills that are also useful in other careers
  • Be able to apply their knowledge of economics to problems of public policy and to thereby become more effective and informed citizens.

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