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The Economics Department at the University of Oregon, located in the College of Arts and Sciences, features a dedicated group of faculty, staff and students who lead the field in current economic issues. We are also one of the fastest growing departments at the University due to the relevance of our subject matter and reputation for excellence in teaching and scholarship.

Here's what's happening in the Econ Department

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UO Econ Major Kevin Frazier Named Rhodes Scholar Finalist

University of Oregon senior economics major and honors student Kevin Frazier has been named a finalist for the renowned Rhodes Scholarship, awarded to students for exceptional academic achievements, strength of character and commitment to the common good.

Sixteen regions in the United States have each selected 12-16 applicants as finalists. Only two from each region will be chosen as Rhodes Scholars come Saturday, Nov. 21.

That’s when Frazier, a student in the Clark Honors College, and the other candidates for this region gather in Seattle for final interviews. The two scholars will be


By Aileen Pincus

When you are looking to make the Big Leap—the one that puts you closer to the power centers of a business or organization—the interview process will likely be different from what you've experienced before. The more senior the person or people you're interviewing with, the more definite their ideas are likely to be about what they're looking for. They know that their own continued success depends on hiring the best people.

So how do you prove your readiness for the big leagues? By thinking like a big-league player. This interview will be different from others, but it will be your best chance to impress the decisionmakers, so there are some key points you want to be certain you get across. Here are tips to help you succeed:

Economics Club and Career Success

The new school year has launched with a roar of excitement as a new generation of leaders and students are taking the UO Economics Club. Now beginning its fourth year, the UOEC is attracting standing room only crowds at many of its meetings, which include stimulating, interactive presentations by some of the Department’s best faculty, as well as visits from companies who have an eye on Oregon talent (recruiting for everything from analysts to research assistants to consultants). The UOEC also take quarterly trips to visit with organizations such as The Federal Reserve, Intel, Nike,



Expectations in Dynamic Macroeconomics Models Conference

Sponsors: INEXC and University of Oregon

August 13-15, 2015 at the Hilton Eugene

The Department of Economics at the University of Oregon is proud to host the Expectations in Dynamic Macroeconomics Conference at the Eugene Hilton, August 13-15, 2015.

Conference Organizers

George Evans, University of Oregon and University of St. Andrews Roger Guesnerie, Collège de France and Paris School of Economics Bruce McGough, University of Oregon Bruce Preston, University of Melbourne

Conference Program

PDF of program available here.