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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

Department News


Tim Duy calculates UO’s economic “footprint”

The University of Oregon is a multi-billion dollar contributor to the state economy that planted a $2.3 billion footprint on Oregon’s fiscal landscape last year, according to a new study by UO economics professor Tim Duy.

In addition, nearly $1.3 billion constituted new economic activity that wouldn’t have happened without the university. Add to that more than 10,000 people who are employed by the UO, including student workers, regular employees and Graduate Teaching Fellows (GTFs).

Read the full article that appeared in Around the O.

Student News

String Backpack

Econ Merch Now Available

T-shirts, string backpacks, and window clings available at 435 PLC

Let the world know you’re an Econ major with great merch available now in the main Econ office!

We currently have t-shirts in a variety of sizes and colors for just $10. Or, consider the one-size-fits-all string backpack for only $9. You can also decorate your vehicle or home with an Economics Department window cling for only $2.

These items make great gifts! Stop by while supplies last!

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Window Cling




Econ Club to visit Seattle Fed, Boeing

The Econ Club is making plans now for its trip to the Seattle Federal Reserve in early March. The group also plans to make a site visit to the Boeing Everett facility.

To learn more about the Seattle trip, as well as other Econ Club events planned, visit the group’s Facebook page: