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The discipline of economics studies how to allocate scarce resources to meet unlimited wants. A blend of theory and applied quantitative and analytical skills, a degree in economics 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.

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Dec. 5, 2022

A roundup of students and faculty whose innovation and expertise made news headlines.

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With a rich store of lithium in our lands, the state has a chance to capitalize on the ever-growing demand for clean energy. Here’s how we can ensure this boom doesn’t go bust.

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Sep. 1, 2022

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Aug. 29, 2022

Inspired by UNLV's diverse student body, two-time alumnus drawn back to mentor the next generation of Rebels.

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The Department of Economics is one of the departments in the Lee Business School.