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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.

Points of Pride



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

Economics Group

Organizations and Centers

The Department of Economics offers opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to participate in a variety of clubs and organizations to build skills, network and have fun at the College of Business. Our five centers provide outreach to other economic institutions, as well as both the young and old of our Nebraska community.

Student Organizations
Related Centers


Fuess, Jr., Scott M
Steinhart Foundation Distinguished Professor of Business, Department Chair
CoB 525 Y
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489
Fax: 402-472-9700
Mailing Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Economics
P.O. Box 880489
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489
Shipping Address
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Department of Economics
CoB 523
730 N. 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-0489