Economics Major

Economics is the study of human decision-making, considered in relation to the economic tasks of life. It looks at how individuals within larger social groups, including communities, organizations, markets, and economies, make decisions about how much to work and play, spend, and save.

A student at NYU Abu Dhabi studies economics in his residence room.

Economic analyses also consider how the economic decisions made by one group of people affect the decisions made by others. They then study how the aggregated effects of these decisions impact production, distribution, trade, and the consumption of goods and services across local regions, countries, and the world.

Students who major in Economics at NYU Abu Dhabi choose from two specializations: Theory or Finance.