Jeffrey Mitchell

UNM BBER Director 


Jeff has been with BBER since 2003 and has served as BBER’s Director since 2014. As Director, he oversees BBER’s research activities and information services, advises public and private organizations and works closely with the media.

The focus of Jeff’s research is community and regional economic development in New Mexico, with emphasis on the creative economy, community revitalization, housing, internet access, strategic planning and the use of data in public policymaking. Jeff also directs BBER’s quarterly economic forecasting service.

Prior to joining BBER, Jeff was on the faculties of Clark University in Massachusetts, New Mexico State University and the University of New Mexico and has published in various scholarly journals.
He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Clark University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Venezuela, and an international economist with Chase Econometrics and a project manager for a nonprofit organization promoting alternative energy development.

Jeff travels widely; he has visited more than 33 counties in New Mexico, 50 states in the US, and 5 continents. He is an avid hiker and cyclist.