Faculty of Economics SAITAMA UNIVERSITY

The Major "Economic Analysis"

In the major "Economic Analysis" you will study the most basic areas of economics. You will learn to think about the economic situation in a general and in an analytical way, and about economic phenomena from a historical and from a global perspective. You will also master the quantitative skills necessary for economic analysis.

What kind of concept is the GDP? What is the role money plays in the economy? Will Abenomics improve the economy? What should Japan do about the budget deficit? ? As a member of this major, you will become able to reflect on problems like these on your own.

The major “Economic Analysis” is ideal for students who want to work in the financial sector or become public servants. Because the basic skills of economics are essential if you later want to enter a foreign graduate school of economics, it will also become easier for you to enter for example our graduate school double-degree program with the renowned Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.


"Economic Analysis" Major

Today, the study and practice of economics is no longer limited to the business environment. Indeed, given the far-ranging problems of financial engineering, poverty reduction, and even environmental issues, for example, it has become clear that the study of economics is essential to a broad range of academic fields. Globalization means increased trade with foreign countries as well as more production abroad. It also means that daily life is f looded with information not only from within Japan but from without as well.

Students majoring in "Economic Analysis" will look at seemingly unrelated phenomena from different viewpoints. By analyzing phenomena from international, historical, short-term and long-term perspectives, students will often be able to detect otherwise unanticipated common features, principles, and even laws.

Economics is an analytical tool used to analyze actual domestic and international complex problems individually from one's own point of view. The major “Economic Analysis” is founded on the systematic study of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Economic History and Econometrics and seeks to unify the knowledge offered by these disciplines and make it available as a unique analytical tool. Seminars dealing with various topics such as unemployment, poverty reduction and Abenomics are also part of the "Economic Analysis" curriculum. Economic analysis is an important tool that can be applied to concrete problems and promotes a clarity of perception free from media influence and subjective value judgment. Here one finds the true heart and soul of economics. The faculty cordially invites students to join in the pleasure of studying economics and the charm of analyzing economies.

Masaharu NAGASHIMA Professor

Introduction to Economics
*Compulsory Subjects
Microeconomics Ⅰ/ Macroeconomics Ⅰ/ Japanese Economy / Economic History of Japan / Introduction to Economics
*Compulsory Elective Subjects
Microeconomics Ⅱ/ Macroeconomics Ⅱ/ Econometrics/Input-Output Analysis / Economic Mathematics / Labor Economics / Financial Economics / Economic Policy / Public Finance / Local Public Finance / Marxian Economics / International Economics / Economic History of Western World / History of Economic Thought / English Academic Subject