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Re: Business economics or economics for theory interests
If your interests lie in the intersection of Economics and Finance, always go for the business school option if you can stomach teaching undergraduate Finance courses once you get an academic position. The PhD stipends are better and faculty positions in business schools almost always fetch higher salaries than their econ counterpart. Do note that Business Econ programmes are also a lot more competitive, since the incoming class is usually very small (something like <5-10 students).
Business Econ students will have access to business schools as well as traditional econ jobs once they're on the market, so why would that be a bad thing? The only tough thing is that most of the time, their fields of specialisation lie closer to the realms of Finance than traditional Econ, which is why most end up in business schools and not traditional econ departments.