Econ Econ uber alles
I am stuck underneath the Goethals bridge for the foreseeable future! Here though is a self-serving tidbit from USA Today:
"Recent college graduates lucky enough to nab jobs are earning less, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which said that 2010 graduates' average starting pay was $48,661, down 1.3% from 2009...."
However, "Offers for economics majors rose 2.1% to 50,885; those studying finance got a 0.0% bump to $50,356."
Come and join us!
Seriously, beyond the miniscule differences in starting salaries, and my obvious bias (though I was a business major in college), I believe econ is a much better undergraduate major that finance. Econ BA + Finance MBA is a great combo though.