Welcome to the Department of Economics

The study of economics provides students with a compelling framework for understanding the world around them. Economists use simple models to explain decision-making related to markets, investments, schooling, and seemingly non-economic areas like sports, crime, and marriage. They employ careful data analysis to document the outcomes of these decisions, which may include positive outcomes (like economic growth and efficiency) and negative outcomes (like inflation, environmental degradation and inequality).

Students of economics develop critical thinking and technical data analysis skills that are in high demand in the labor market. Our graduates take jobs in finance and banking, business, non-profits and government. They work as financial advisors, mortgage brokers, product managers, economists, forecasters, policy analysts, data visualizers and research assistants. Some pursue advanced degrees in business, law, policy, and economics.

We welcome you to join us!



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August 16, 2024

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Recent News

Goldman Sachs Gives

March 13, 2024

Goldman Sachs Gives Public Service in Health Care Award established with $500,000 endowment Beginning in the 2025-2026 academic year, one major barri ... [Read More]

Economics Department Hosting Pizza with Professionals Lunch and Discussion

February 8, 2024

The Department is hosting a Pizza with Professionals Lunch and Discussion on February 21, 12-1PM in ECON 1052. Learn from UNM Economics alumns about w ... [Read More]