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Department of Economics

Economics analyzes the ways in which societies decide what to produce, how to produce it, and who gets it. Because it deals with these fundamental issues of our material well-being, it sheds light on the reasons why some societies are rich and others are poor. This also makes it a powerful tool for analyzing the costs and benefits of decisions, whether they are made by governments, business, or individuals. The Department of Economics at San Diego State University offers a Master of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences, a Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts and sciences, and a minor.


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Economics of Immigration Course to Cast Light on Consequences of Current Policies

ThiagoEconomic assimilation, impacts of native labor markets, and perceptions about immigrants and the welfare system will be discussed.

By Leslie L.J. Reilly

With its proximity to the U.S.-Mexico border, San Diego is no stranger to border and immigration policies and the impact on communities in the region.

In fall, Thiago de Lucena, an assistant professor of economics at San Diego State University, will help students examine U.S. immigration policy to learn about the intended and unintended consequences. 

Read the full story on SDSU NewsCenter.

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