I intend on primarily
focusing on macroeconomic in the sub-discipline area of urban economics.
Urban economics allows me to better understand the events happening
around me and the impact of decisions made by the public and private
sectors. Such as, why do businesses move in and out of the area and
what is the impact of those changes on our community. How are housing
prices, taxes, cost of living standards, just to name a few, affected.
What impact does this have on people moving in and out of a particular
neighborhood. What impact do changes in the political climate of a community
have on the growth of our community. How can we meet the desired goal
of “full employment”. The impact of making decisions between
alternatives can greatly accelerate or cripple growth in our community.
I am currently investigating
a potential internship with a local economic development organization
in my local community. This internship will allow me to gain a much
better understanding of the “big picture” that economic
analysis has on our community.
I plan to persuade a Master of Arts in Economics and continue working
for Midwest Technologies, a consulting firm specializing in Information
Technology Outsourcing. My hopes are of using my education in economics
to help the company grow by meeting the needs of our community.