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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


Spring edition of the Econ eNews now available

We’re announcing our 2015 Koplin and Grace Miller Scholarship recipients, showcasing innovative classroom instructors, and highlighting some alumni success stories in this edition of the eNews.

Read the full issue here.

Student News


First issue of UO Economics Club Review available online

The Economics Club has been very busy this year, and here is one more example—the first-ever UO Economics Club Review is now available online.

The Economics Club Review was edited by Economics Club President Ben Nussbaumer, and the issue was assembled by Club VP Emilio Chacon. Contributors included Ethan McCormac, Jinn Low, and Anna Bezner.

The group plans to publish a new issue each term. To learn more about the UO Economics Club, visit the club page on Facebook or check out the club website




Public Lecture by Dr. Joel Slemrod, Mon. 5/18

The University of Oregon Tax Policy Research Group invites you to a lecture by Joel Slemrod.

Monday May 18th, Knight Law Building, Room 184, 5:00 PM

Dr. Slemrod will be giving a public lecture, titled “Taxing Beards and Breasts, Wigs, and Windows: Weird Taxes of the Past and their Lessons for  Tax Policy Today.” The talk will examine weird taxes of the past, such as the English tax on windows, the Russian tax on beards, and the Indian tax on breasts, and draw out their lessons for current tax policy.