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!
Enhance Your Economics Degree
Please join Melissa Binder, Economics Chair and Michelle Zeigler, Board Member of the UNM Alumni Association as they host a lunch and discussion with UNM Economics alumni.
Learn more about what exciting career paths are open to you with an economics degree
The Departments of Economics and Political Science, and the Anderson School of Management are collaborating to offer a study abroad experience in cooperation with our partner, LUISS University. Students will study and stay at LUISS on their beautiful Rome campus.
The Mediterranean, and Italy with it, is increasingly at the center of fundamental international political, economic an business issues, such as development and consolidation of trade routes and US-EU exchange, climate change and its effects on societal and economic transformation, political and cultural conflicts.
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]