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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Recent News

2024 Graduation News Story

Economics Celebrates the Class of 2024!

May 10, 2024

Economics hosted a Convocation for its graduates on a beautiful spring day. Among the honorees were three newly minted PhD's, 14 Master's students, an ... [Read More]

2024 Cristina Reiser Outstanding Online Teacher of the Year

2024 Cristina Reiser Outstanding Online Teacher of the Year

May 1, 2024

Dr. Cristina Reiser received the UNM-wide Online Teacher of the Year Award at a ceremony that celebrated exemplary college instructors in May. The Eco ... [Read More]