Upon completion of the major in Economics at NYU Abu Dhabi students are expected to have developed the following skills and abilities:
- Critical Thinking: Students can analyze the essentials of a problem logically and independently. They understand basic micro and macro economic concepts and can relate them to real life situations. They can choose and execute modeling strategies with guidance.
- Written and Oral Communication: Students can write coherent and accurate reports on current economic events and on their own empirical work. They have the ability to deliver oral presentations that explain economic concepts and they know how to defend their economic analysis effectively and accurately. They demonstrate computer literacy in the preparation of reports and presentations.
- Project Management: Students can work towards solutions with persistence and relatively little guidance. They know how to manage their time and resources effectively and collaborate with team members smoothly.
- Proficiency in Microeconomic analysis. Sufficiently prepared to understand the main contribution of current research in microeconomics and its relation to the real world.
- Proficiency in Macroeconomic analysis. This extends the critical thinking capacity and requires the understanding of models and data on economic development, growth, and fluctuations. Students are sufficiently prepared to understand the main contribution of current research in macroeconomics and its relation to policy analysis in the real world.
- Proficiency in Empirical analysis. This extends the critical thinking capacity and requires knowledge of current statistical software and data management tools. Students understand economic history and economic theories sufficiently to be able to formulate testable hypotheses. They can collect and use economic data from a wide variety of sources to test the validity of hypothesized relationships empirically with relatively little guidance.