Why Economics?

Economists explain why economic phenomena occur, how markets work and how government policy influences the economy.

Skills sharpened with economics are applicable to many jobs including investment banker, statistician, budget analyst, trade specialist, economic analyst and more.

Their valuable insight to economic theories qualify them for careers in business as well as government, law and teaching.

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  • Offers intensive study in
    specialized economic areas
  • Boasts
    dynamic professors with diverse backgrounds including domestic and international experience in business and government
  • Houses
    centers in which students can become involved

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Employment Opportunities in the Department of Economics

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Assistant Professor of Practice Economics


Fuess, Jr., Scott M
Karl H. Nelson Professor of Economics, Department Chair


CBA 370
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE68588-0489
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University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Economics
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489
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University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Economics
CBA 340
1240 R Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489