Political Economy Major

Description: A program that focuses on the interaction between politics and economics in the formation of public policy. Includes instruction in microeconomics; macroeconomics; political theory; American, comparative, and international political economy; and quantitative methods.

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Political Economy Career

Salary Info

Median Annual Wage

$102,160

Media Hourly Wage

$49.12*

Total Employed Nationally

342,960


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010 wage data external site and 2008-2018 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2008-2018). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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