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At Tufts, as at many colleges across the country, economics is one of the most popular undergraduate majors. This popularity reflects the appeal of a discipline that applies formal analysis to real social problems.

Economics proceeds by building models of behavior, testing the models against empirical evidence, and modifying or extending them when they fail. The models that survive are used to understand economic events, to make predictions about the future, and to guide economic policy makers. Training in economics provides a solid background for many different career paths - from employment immediately after graduation to postgraduate study. It is particularly appropriate for those with interests in business, finance, law, or public policy.

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