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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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Here's what's happening in the Econ Department

Rise of the Machines

Check out this new article by UO’s Cascade Magazine, highlighting UO Economics graduate Jeremy Garbellano and his analysis of the tools available to experts for predicting recessions.

Rise of the Machines: Using Artificial Intelligence to Predict Recessions- Is is Better than the Classic Methods?

New EC 399 topics for Spring

The Spring 2017 Course Schedule has two new EC 399 courses for undergraduate students to take!  EC 399 courses are repeatable when the topic changes so undergraduate students may take and receive credit for both courses listed below.

EC 399 Economics of Inequality

Instructor: Michael Jerman CRN: 31908 Time: MW 1000-1120 Tentative Syllabus: linked here Course Description: “Inequality is one of the most important issues facing today’s world. In this class, we will analyze inequality from an economic perspective. We will begin by studying the various ways to measure inequality and the ...

Search Efforts

To meet the curricular needs of our increasing number of majors and minors, and to support our graduate program and faculty research efforts, the Economics Department is very fortunate this year to have funding for three new assistant professors, with even a possible fourth position associated to the president’s directive for sustainability research.  Hiring 3-4 new faculty is an enormous task, and our search process has been underway since August.  We have received 880 applicants from the world’s top universities, and our teams will interview approximately 75 of them at the annual