Why I studied Economics

Economics is one of those subjects that feels kind of intimidating. Classmates and I used to joke about how bad the conversation goes after telling someone it’s our major. It’s about money, right, but not Finance?

Well, not exactly.

I got into Economics because of a specific subsection within the field called Behavioral Economics. Behavioral Economics is about incentives. It’s about why people choose what they choose, especially “irrationally.”

In other words, I got into Economics because I was fascinated by the social dynamics that play into our decisions. I still am fascinated by that. I still study it.