Enchanting Economics in New Mexico
  • UNM BBER
14 episodes
For 75 years, the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) at the University of New Mexico has provided economic data and forecasting to help the Land of Enchantment state and local governments, business leaders, and non-profit organizations. Join us as we discuss current projects with our PhD and Masters-level researchers regarding the latest socioeconomic data in New Mexico. If you want to identify and understand economic trends that are shaping our state, or you just happen to like data, this podcast is for you.

Episodes

Race, Equality and the Complete Count: NM Census 2020
2020 Sep 0121m 35s
UNM Complete Count co-chair and sociology professor Dr. Nancy Lopez joins us as we head into the home stretch of the 2020 Census.  We discuss future changes to the census, current problems and why the census is important for all New Mexicans!
Higher Education and the New Mexico Economy
2020 Aug 2035m 4s
Retired New Mexico State University professor Dr. Jim Peach chats with us about the status of higher education enrollment in the Land of Enchantment as well as the effects it has on our economy.
Economic History Lesson To Predict Our Future
2020 Jul 2925m 46s
University of New Mexico history professor Jason Scott Smith gives us a history lesson in economics to help us decide if we can or cannot use the past to predict the future of our economy and the culture of labor.
FOR-UNM Q2 – A look at New Mexico’s Forecast
2020 Jul 1531m 27s
BBER produces quarterly economic forecasts for the US, State of New Mexico and the MSAs of Albuquerque, Farmington, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, and Lea & Eddy Counties. Here is a snippet from our FOR-UNM meeting on Friday, May 1. Our next meeting is Friday, Aug. 7. For more information, visit bber.unm.edu.
2020 Census Update – We’re Halfway Complete New Mexico
2020 Jul 0121m 22s
BBER Data Bank Manager and State Data Center representative Suzan Reagan fills us in on how the 2020 Census deadlines are being adjusted due to COVID-19 as well as how New Mexico is doing in its push for a complete count.
COVID-19 In NM Economy: Part 6 – Childcare support from UNM
2020 Jun 2223m 15s
Our series on the Coronavirus effects among different industries in New Mexico shifts to the UNM Children’s Campus. Director Daniela Baca updates us on how the childcare industry will change because of the virus as well as how they are helping families effected now.
COVID-19 In NM Economy: Part 5 – Local Growers
2020 Apr 3016m 7s
We continue the series on the Coronavirus effects among different industries in New Mexico with a look at how local growers are being effected. We talk with Downtown Growers Market co-manager Danielle Schlobohm about how their vendors are adjusting and what the future holds for local growers.
COVID-19 In NM Economy: Part 4 - IT keeps UNM running
2020 Apr 2237m 38s
Our series on the Coronavirus effects among different industries in New Mexico shifts to the IT department at UNM. We discuss how they are supporting the University and guiding staff, faculty and students into the “new normal”.
COVID-19 In NM Economy: Part 3 - Small Business Owner & Restaurateur's Experience
2020 Apr 2012m 41s
This addition to our series on the Coronavirus effects among different industries in New Mexico features local restaurateur Matthew Bernabe. We discuss the changes to the restaurant business pre- and post-COVID-19, as well as his efforts to take care of his employees and kids in the community.
COVID-19 In NM Economy: Part 2 - The Construction Industry
2020 Apr 1411m 47s
We continue our series on the Coronavirus effects among different industries in New Mexico. Bradbury Stamm CEO Cynthia Shultz joins us to talk about how the construction industry is being effected and how New Mexico's largest and oldest contractor firm is helping our community.