Economics Department

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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centers in which students can become involved
Offers intensive study in


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dynamic professors

with diverse backgrounds including domestic and international experience in business and government

Department of Economics Program Options

Undergraduate Degree Masters Degree Ph.D. Degree
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Researchers at UNL and partner universities now have easier access to this rich cache of restricted census and other federal information. In 2014, UNL became home to the new Central Plains Research Data Center, one of 19 such centers across the U.S. A $300,000 National Science Foundation grant funds the center's establishment. READ MORE


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


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P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489
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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
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Lincoln, NE 68588-0489