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  • My Nevada Five: The Quirks of Our Economy

    Nevada is a land of strange extremes. Here's how those factors make for a strange economy, according to professor Mary Riddel.

  • The End Game for Monetary Policy

    The Federal Reserve needs a Goldilocks outcome — just the right amount of credit creation — to avoid triggering a slump back into recession or igniting a significant spike in inflation.

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Welcome to the Department of Economics in the Lee Business School at UNLV. The discipline of economics studies how to allocate scarce resources to meet unlimited wants. The economics major prepares students for jobs in businesses, financial firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations and for advanced degrees in business, economics, law, public administration, and other social sciences. Please review our website to learn more about our academic offerings.