In sum, those taking more economics classes favored less regulation or government intervention affecting prices for specific goods and services, including wages and salaries.

FRB of New York, in a recent study that covered graduates of the 1976, 1986, and 1996 classes of UNC, Purdue, Florida Atlantic University, and the Univesrity of Nebraska-Lincoln. The study also suggested that those who study economics were more likely to be Republicans and to donate to a political cause.