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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


States with the Best Economies

Two thousand fifteen was a banner year for the U.S. economy, thanks to a strong dollar, job gains, lower oil prices, increased consumer spending, and general improvements in the housing and business sectors. And the International Labour Organization expects steady growth ahead despite a slowing global economy.But within the U.S., state economies could still be either boom or bust. Illinois, for instance, is currently in a fiscal free fall, with no budget for the second year in a row — putting its schools and social programs in peril — and the highest unemployment rate in the Midwest. ...


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 closed. Please check back for availability for the 2017-2018 academic year.

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 educational expenses including tuition, fees,



Economic forum in Portland to look at aftermath of fall election

No matter who wins the upcoming presidential election, the outcome is likely to have far-reaching and significant impact on the global, national and local economies. The 13th annual Oregon Economic Forum comes together just a week after the election and will explore the aftermath and what it means for the economy.

This year’s forum, “What’s Next After the Election?” happens Nov. 16 at the Portland Art Museum. The event will feature special guest Stan Collender, one of the most quoted pundits on all aspects of the federal budget. The executive vice president for Qorvis MSLGROUP