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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.

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Examining the Impacts of Legalized Marijuana

Highlights from the 11th Annual Oregon Economic Forum

The 11th Annual Oregon Economic Forum was held on Thursday, October 16 at the Portland Art Museum. Approximately 375 attended the event, which included a very timely presentation of recent research by Assistant Professor Ben Hansen on the potential impact of marijuana legalization. Oregon voters have the opportunity to decide on a measure legalizing recreational marijuana on the upcoming November ballot.

Hansen’s research explores the impact on crime, teen pot use, and the rates of drunken driving, as well as the possible effect on


Student News


Job and Internship Digest—Week 4

The updated Job and Internship Digest from the department’s Career and Academic Advising Office is now available! Get your search into high gear in time for spring with the latest listings.

Also, if you want to tune up your job-search skills, be sure and attend the Career Success Series meetings, held every Wednesday in 412 PLC at 5 pm. Check out the Undergrad Events Calendar for more information and a list of upcoming events.



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21st Annual EIIT Conference

Hosted by the UO Department of Economics

November 7-9, 2014 at the Hilton Eugene

The Department of Economics at the University of Oregon is proud to host the 21st Annual Conference on Empirical Investigations in International Trade at the Eugene Hilton November 7–9, 2014.

Conference Organizers

Bruce Blonigen, University of Oregon Anca Cristea, University of Oregon Nicholas Sly, University of Oregon Jon Haveman, FREIT

At this conference, economists specializing in empirical international trade will present their current research. The goal of this conference is to promote the awareness of