Skip to Content

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

Department News


Piger receives UO Fund for Faculty Excellence Award

UO Economics Professor Jeremy Piger has been named a recipient of the UO’s Fund for Faculty Excellence Award for 2014-15.

A total of thirteen faculty members across campus were selected to receive the Fund for Faculty Excellence awards for 2014-15. Awards are given based on a nominee’s standing and impact on his or her field of study, contributions to his or her program, and demonstrated academic leadership.

Economics Department Head Van Kolpin says, “I was thrilled to see that Jeremy received this well-deserved recognition. His contributions to the UO have been extraordinary in all


Student News


It’s Elemental: Take a photo, enter to win!

Capture a photo of yourself with the Econ stencil, use #myelement on Twitter/Insta, and be entered to win!

You’ve probably seen them—those symbols stenciled into sidewalks all over campus. They represent the dozens of departments and majors in CAS and the elemental nature of the arts and sciences at the UO. The Economics stencil is right out front of PLC—stop by and check it out!

And when you include an element in a photo of you, you can enter to win cool prizes. Be creative and have fun! Just snap a photo of the element, and use #myelement on twitter or Instagram to enter for



Screen Shot 2014-08-26 at 10.10.54 AM

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