Friday, September 27, 2013
Wicked Smart At Harvard
One of the most rarified glimpses into the future one may take is to see what Harvard College freshmen decide to study. The Harvard Crimson published a graph on September 12, 2013, of the freshman classes with the largest enrollments. Economics used to dominate. However, computer science and statistics have been rising very quickly. In fact, Computer Science 50 has now tied Economics 10, and Statistics 110 is in third place and rising quickly. As students of economics should understand, both computer science (high tech startups) and statistics (big data) now promise economic gains that economics (Wall Street) itself may not.