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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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UNLV Center for Business and Economic Research conference to feature forecasts, expert panels focused on the metro area’s unique opportunity for redevelopment.

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