Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics Roberto Pedace was quoted in a U.S. News and World Report article on the types of jobs open to graduates with an economics degree. According to the article, many students inaccurately believe that the study of economics is primarily about the stock market. “I think there’s this preconception of what economics is about, but what it’s really about is decision-making and using strategy to obtain . . . optimal decisions,” says Pedace.