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The Economics Department at the University of Oregon, located in the College of Arts and Sciences, is a top teaching and research department featuring 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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State Task Force on Retirement Seeks Professors’ Expertise

from Around the O, July 31, 2014

Two UO faculty members recently testified before a state task force looking at ways to address a potentially serious savings shortfall among residents nearing retirement age.

Finance professor John Chalmers and economics professor Bill Harbaugh appeared before the Joint Interim Task Force on Oregon Retirement Savings at the state capitol July 15. They shared their research with a presentation “Promoting Retirement Savings: What Works and Why.”

Nearly half of all working Oregonians have no access to an employer-sponsored retirement savings plan. And 26


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August 12-14: 2nd InsTED Workshop

Advances in the Theory and Empirics of Institutions, Trade and Economic Development

Hosted and Sponsored by the Department of Economics, University of Oregon

Workshop Location: Inn at the 5th, Eugene

Keynote Speakers

Avinash Dixit (Princeton University) Kamal Saggi (Vanderbilt University)


Chris Ellis (University of Oregon) Ben Zissimos (University of Exeter) Isleide Zissimos (Vanderbilt University)

About the 2nd InsTED Workshop

Over the next 20 years, there will be an unprecedented change in the global distribution of growth and trade patterns: as much as two-thirds of global