The Economics Program

Economics is the science that studies how people and societies make decisions that allow them to get the most out of their limited resources. And because every country, every business, and every person has to deal with constraints and limitations, economics is literally everywhere. The Economics program at MSJC includes the study of the U.S. economic system, globalization and international impacts, and environmental economics. There is an emphasis on developing the skill set to evaluate and analyze government, domestic, and international policy issues.


Special Events for the Economics Enthusiast

Economics Film Festival

The Economics department hosts films that relate to the field of Economics including current trends and events. Take a few hours to spend with other Economics students to view and discuss these topics.

For more information contact Dan Pynn, Economics Instructor at

Federal Reserve Bank Tours

The Federal Reserve Bank has something that everyone wants, and plenty of it -- money! The Economics Department hosts Federal Reserve tours at the Los Angeles Branch throughout the school year.  A guided tour includes the cash vault, historical currency collection, and the Fed Gallery lobby exhibits.


Highlights of Los Angeles Tour 

  • Fed Gallery: Your Central Bank in Focus lobby exhibit: This multi-media exhibit introduces the functions of the Federal Reserve with a hands-on and interactive approach. Come identify counterfeit notes, assess the safety and soundness of financial institutions, and play the Fed Chairman game.
  • Cash Processing: Get an inside look into the inner workings of our cash processing facility. Learn how old and damaged notes are replaced with crisp new bills directly from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. 
  • There’s a lot to learn about money! Personal finance training for students is offered in LA as well. Students will learn how to develop a budget and learn the basics of saving, investing, and credit.

For more information contact Dewey Heinsma, Chair of the Department of Economics at or 951-487-3635 or Dan Pynn, Economics Instructor at


Go Green with ECON

Economics Associate Faculty

The students of MSJC have a rich source of passionate and enthusiastic teachers in its Economics Department. These instructors share a wide range of lifelong learning experiences. The teaching staff currently work in business related fields and/or have extensive knowledge in their respective areas. The endeavor of the Economics Department is to contribute their business acumen among the student populace and the community.




 Dan Pynn Insurance
Dan's website
 Tony Diab Law
 Dr. Allen Jorgensen Law
 Louie Zawahreh Economics
 Tahmina Morshed Real Estate
 Megan Cummins Economics
 Tamara Cummings    Healthcare


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