School of Economics
The School of Economics is committed to offering a curriculum that is current and challenging, and to conducting research that aligns with business trends and informs policy makers. A degree, major or minor in Economics provides students with a robust understanding of the workings of the market system, major economic institutions, economic policy and development.
Economics is one of Drexel LeBow’s strongest disciplines. Our School of Economics is ranked among the best in the world for research on international trade and its faculty includes leading scholars in banking, monetary and fiscal policy, industrial organization and more. Members of the economics faculty have published in the American Economic Review, Rand Journal of Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and elsewhere.
Events, Seminars and Dissertations
Professor Halaburda’s research uses game theory to study how technology influences network effects and interactions in the marketplace and how these changes affect business models. Much of her work focuses on competition between platforms, e.g. Apple’s iPhone vs. Android or eHarmony vs. Match. Most recently, her research applies platform competition concepts to analyze the development of digital currencies.
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Dr. Swanson is an applied microeconomist studying the industrial organization of health care. Her research primarily focuses on the effects of information and incentives on both the supply side and the demand side of health care markets. She has studied the impact of physician ownership of hospitals on quality and treatment patterns, the role of information in hospital purchasing of physician preference items, and how Medicare Part D enrollees respond to complex nonlinear price incentives. Prior to The Wharton School, she worked at Analysis Group. Dr. Swanson holds a PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA.
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