Economics is about the ordinary business of life. It analyzes human behavior to understand how goods and services are produced and consumed in a society. Economics deals not only with topics like unemployment and financial markets, but also social issues like education and crime. Economics is used by the government to choose better policies, and by corporations to make good management decisions.
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- Peggy Bishop Lane on Why Accounting Is the Language of BusinessAre you interested in a career in accounting? In this video interview with Wharton accounting professor Peggy Bishop Lane, KWHS summer intern Marisa DePuyt explores all angles of accounting, from the messages inherent in the numbers to the importance of integrity.
- Can You Find Economic Security in Today’s Tough Job Market?In today’s unforgiving labor market, students need some intel on how they can make themselves more employable. Economists and career counselors weigh in on the importance of credentials, technology and, yes, loving what you do. If you want to repair bicycles, your prospects look good – but your salary, not so much.
- Inside Innovation: Tackling the World's Most Pressing ProblemsIn a KWHS article on innovation, Jamie Lee Solimano, a finalist in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search for high school students, defined innovation like this: “To shift society or have an impact, you have to introduce something novel.” While invention is indeed one aspect of innovation, it is also so much more. In this first part of a four-part audio podcast for educators on innovation and the art of problem-solving, Saikat Chaudhuri, executive director of the Mack Institute of Innovation Management at the Wharton School; and Rob Shelton, global innovation strategy lead at PwC, discuss innovation basics and how it is related to critical thinking and problem-solving.