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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


Evans and Evans and Economics

Father-son team keeps study of the “macroeconomy” in the family

Economics professor George Evans now sees a familiar face in weekly meetings with colleagues: his son, David Evans, a new assistant professor in the department.

The younger Evans joined the university last year, bringing expertise in macroeconomics, taxation, and computational economics.

“It’s not often that sons or daughters follow as academics in the same field as one of their parents,” said Bruce Blonigen, associate dean of social sciences and an economics professor. “It would be even more unusual that you’d have



2016-2017 Scholarships

Students are welcome to apply for these scholarships at any time. Applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis and awarded depending on available funding.

Funding for the 2016-2017 academic year is still available for the H.T. Koplin, Grace Miller, and Kleinsorge Scholarships for students who apply by June 3, 2016.

Grace Miller Economics Scholarship

This scholarship is offered to encourage and support an academically strong UO undergraduate economics major who is an Oregon resident and who has demonstrated an interest in teaching. The scholarship is $2,500 and may be used for all standard


Grad Duck

Spring Commencement 2016

The Economics faculty and staff invite graduates and their guests to attend the department’s graduation ceremony and reception on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 3:00pm in the Memorial Quad. If graduates or guests need special accommodations, please notify the department at (541) 346-8845.

Be sure to complete the department’s undergraduate commencement registration form if you plan to walk in the ceremony (register by May 25th), in addition to applying for your degree on DuckWeb.  Please review your Graduation Checklist.  All Doctoral and Masters graduates should contact the main office.