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About the Economics Master’s Program at TROY

Every warrior has his or her own strengths, and if yours are critical thinking, mathematical skills and statistical analysis, a career in the ever-changing world of economics could be perfect for you. At TROY, leap into the next phase of your education by becoming part of our Master of Economics program where you’ll put your natural gifts to use.

Gain a Deeper Understanding of Economics

Conquer your next academic milestone as a member of one of the only programs in the Southeast designed to help prepare students interested in continuing their pursuit of a Ph.D. in economics. Come work in class with internationally renowned economists who are excited to share their knowledge and real-life experiences with you while your understanding of your chosen field continues to grow. As a student within TROY’s Master of Economics program, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn from a faculty featuring the academic talents of experts trained in the areas of Austrian economics, public choice economics and constitutional economics.

Prepare for Advanced Careers in Economics

Whether you take the program’s thesis or non-thesis route, by making the most of what TROY has to offer, you’ll graduate with an advanced knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Get ready to leap into a rewarding career or enter a Ph.D. program with the ability to conduct in-depth research as you implement your newly honed skills to communicate the findings of your economics research as well as the work of others. The academic development you’ll experience at TROY will help you present yourself as a learned and professional economist to others who have also achieved the same level of analytical and communicative expertise.
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A Graduate Program in Economics

A master’s degree in economics will allow you to find a rewarding career in a wide array of jobs. Many economists find themselves employed by the Federal Reserve System as well as other federal, state and local government agencies. On the state level, a professional economist with a graduate degree can find career opportunities at tax commissions, departments of banking and insurance and state public service or utilities commissions. There are also many career options within the private sector and with public policy institutes and think tanks.

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Careers in Economics

Master’s in economics graduates can enter or advance their careers.

Faculty Profiles

Daniel Sutter, Ph.D.

Daniel Sutter, Ph.D.

Dr. Daniel Sutter's primary research interests include the societal impacts of extreme weather and climate change, ideological biases in the academy and news media, and the impacts of public policies and regulations. His publications include "Different but Equal? On the Contributions of Dissident Economists," published in the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, "Do People Respond to Low Probability Risks? Evidence from Tornado Risk and Mobile Homes," co-authored with Marc Poitras and published in the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and "Can the Media be so Liberal? The Economics of Ideological Media Bias," Cato Journal, and "The Costs of Cooperation," co-authored Tyler Cowen and published in The Review of Austrian Economics.
John Dove, Ph.D.

John Dove, Ph.D.

Dr. John Dove's main areas of research include state and local public finance, public choice, and political economy. His research has been published in such scholarly journals as Public Finance Review, Economic Systems, the American Journal of Entrepreneurship, Journal of Applied Economics and Policy, Business and Politics, Essays in Economic and Business History, Journal of Institutional Economics, Journal of Macroeconomics, Public Finance and Management, Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice, Constitutional Political Economy, and the Review of Austrian Economics.

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