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How do I find a specialty in economics?

I am majoring in economics, and I want to decide what within economics I want to pursue. #economics

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Richard’s Answer

Reading is a great way! QJE and other prestigious journals to start. QuantEcon has some great materials too.

Also you can go to conferences at your school and see if any of the work leaps out to you. Taking electives is also critical!
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dinesh’s Answer

please check the link ...


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Economics_by_specialty

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Garrett’s Answer

Hey Anastasia,

At the undergraduate level you might not have the opportunity to "specialize" because the depth in topics is not there. At the graduate level there is more depth because the fields you choose to study are, ideally, what you want to research for you career.

If you want to have more depth on a subject, talk to the professor that teaches your course in your interested field and see if he needs a Research/teaching assistant, if there are grants to perform personal research on the subject. (This has an added bonus of looking very good on a resume when graduate school comes around), or if there are conferences you can attend that are in the same field.

Hope this helps.
Garrett
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