economics

Hello everyone,

A dialogue between an employer and an applicant.

  • I’m 25, was born in Rostov and graduated from the RIRE.
  • Economics?
  • Railway. But there was a department of economics there.

The RIRE stands for the Rostov Institite of Railway Engeneers.

Does “economics” (in this particular context) convey the meaning “Is it a college/university dedicated to the teaching of economics”, and if not, how can this idea be expressed in a short way?

Thank you.

[b]- I’m 25, was born in Rostov and graduated from the RIRE.

  • Economics?
  • Railway. But there was a department of economics there.[/b]

(It’s not a good answer. Mention of ‘economics’ suggests that the employer was already aware of the existence of that department in the RIRE.)

However, it may be modified as follows:

  • I’m 25, was born in Rostov and graduated from the RIRE.
  • In Railway or Economics?
  • Railway.
    or
  • I’m 25, was born in Rostov and graduated from the RIRE.
  • Economics?
  • Railway.
  • But there was a department of economics there.
  • Yes.

Does “economics” (in this particular context) convey the meaning “Is it a college/university dedicated to the teaching of economics”? NO.
If not, how can this idea be expressed in a short way? NOT easy because of the presence of ‘Railway Engineers’ in RIRE.

Thank you, Anglophile.

In my opinion it indicates that the speaker is aware that graduating from the school of economics in that particular institution is a possibility.

Thank you, Beeesneees.