Bureau of Business Research

The Bureau of Business Research (BBR) is an applied economic and business research entity of the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Located in the Department of Economics, the BBR exists to accomplish two primary purposes. First, it provides relevant information and insightful data on economic conditions, in Nebraska, the Great Plains, and the nation as a general service to individuals and businesses in the state. Second, the BBR provides economists with practical opportunities to conduct applied economic research and trains students of economics and business in the conduct of applied research on timely economic and business topics. The BBR regularly publishes reports summarizing its sponsored research studies and also publishes outlooks and analyses in the newsletter The Nebraska Economy.

Economic Education Program

The Economic Education Program is a division of the Economics Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. It is devoted to the study and improvement of the teaching and learning of economics. The division works with pre-college teachers and college instructors. It conducts research, provides teacher training, develops curriculum materials, and supports economic education projects. This division consists of four units.

The Economic Education Program consists of three units: The National Center for Research in Economic Education, the UNL Center for Economic Education, and The Nebraska Council in Economic Education.

Center for Economic Education

The goal of the Center for Economic Education is to increase the quantity and enhance the quality of economic education. This goal is achieved through teacher education, instructional services, materials development, faculty education and research.

National Center for Research in Economic Education

The National Center for Research in Economic Education is a resource for those seeking assistance with research and evaluation projects in economic education.

Nebraska Council on Economic Education

The mission of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education is to act as a catalyst and lead a statewide initiative to advance economic literacy.

We believe that students should develop economic ways of thinking and problem solving that they can use in their lives as consumers, savers, investors, members of the workforce, responsible citizens and effective participants in a global economy.

The vision of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education is to ensure that all students from kindergarten through high school have an on-going education in economics and to enhance teachers' understanding of economics and their ability to teach economic concepts to their students.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship is to inspire and empower UNL students to become world-class entrepreneurs and to help create an entrepreneurial environment that encourages them to do it here. We fulfill this mission by:

  • Encouraging students to consider ownership as an alternative career path;
  • Enabling students to identify new business opportunities;
  • Training students to understand and be able to accept the responsibilities of ownership;
  • Facilitating mentor relationships with business owners in order to improve their odds for success through incubation, apprenticeship, and/or personal consultation; and
  • Connecting students who have plans for new ventures and those who have the financial ability to make these plans become realities.

Center for Insurance and Risk Management

The Center for Insurance and Risk Management Studies is a multi-disciplinary educational, research and outreach unit located in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Initial funding for the Center was provided by a grant from the George B. Cook Ameritas Financial Services Program in Life Insurance. The funding is in memory of the late George B. Cook, chief executive officer of Ameritas. The Center exists because of this university-industry partnership, both of whom recognize the importance of research and education in risk management and financial services.