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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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Department News


SAIL Program honored at UO MLK Awards Luncheon—new photos!

The Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL), an innovative youth program established by the Department of Economics, will be honored Wednesday, January 21 at the UO’s annual MLK Awards luncheon.

The SAIL program received an Equity and Inclusion Innovation Award, given to programs across campus for policies, procedures and structures that further equity and inclusion efforts across campus. SAIL was among four programs to receive this year’s award.

SAIL celebrates its 10th year of providing low-income high school students with enrichment programs in a summer-camp setting on


Student News


Student Updates—Advising Office Hours and Reminders

Now’s a good time to begin course planning for spring; course schedule available Feb. 6.

It may feel as though Winter term has just begun, but between class projects and studying for those midterms, don’t forget to spend a little time planning for Spring term scheduling.

Now’s a good time to review your degree progress worksheet and meet with your advisor if you have any questions. If you’d like to take advantage of priority registration, it’s also a good time to add the Econ major to have your degree audit updated in time for Spring term registration.





Sign up to take the BAT

Next testing session on UO Campus February 13, 2015

The Bloomberg Aptitude Text (BAT) is a two-hour, 100 multiple-choice question exam designed to assess aptitude for business and finance. It connects students with employers looking to fill internship and entry-level positions.

After taking the BAT, student scores are anonymously entered into the Bloomberg Talent Search database, which is searched daily by Bloomberg’s elite client base of more than 25,000 financial recruiters worldwide.

The BAT will be administered on Friday, February 13 from1:30-3:30 pm in the North Lab at the Lundquist