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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

Meet the New Faculty: Mark Colas, Grant McDermott, & Woan Foong Wong

Mark Colas originally hails from San Francisco, California, and is excited to be returning to the West Coast and joining the faculty at the University of Oregon. Mark received his B.A. from UC Davis in 2009 and will be receiving his PhD in Economics from the University of Wisconsin this Spring. Before starting graduate school, Mark spent two and half years living in mainland China, where he studied Mandarin Chinese and conducted research on internal migration in China. Mark is a Labor and Urban Economist whose research interests include migration, sector and occupation choice, and the


2017-2018 Scholarships

Funding for the 2017-2018 academic year is now available for two scholarships! 

Please apply by April 30, 2017.

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, books, miscellaneous supplies, and room and board.  Up to four awards may be given in any academic year.

The selection of the recipient(s) shall be based on


Spring 2017 Economics Commencement Ceremony

The Economics faculty and staff invite graduates and their guests to attend the department’s graduation ceremony and reception on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 12:30pm on the Knight Library South Lawn, which is located behind the Knight Library (close to Flower Booth #5 on the commencement map here).  If graduates or guests need special accommodations, please notify the department at (541) 346-8845.

Undergraduate students finishing all their Bachelor’s Degree requirements, including economics coursework, this academic year (Fall 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, or Summer 2017) are welcome