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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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Department News


Cameron awarded best paper for 2014

Excerpt of article originally published in Around the O, August 27, 2014.

A research report by UO economics professor Trudy Ann Cameron has been named the article of the year by the Journal of Environment Economics and Management.

Cameron, the Raymond F. Mikesell Professor of Environmental and Resource Economics at the UO, published the paper in January 2013. It describes a new method for determining the value people place on small reductions in the risk of illness or death.

Such calculations are important in a variety of social and environmental contexts, such as understanding the benefits


Student News


Job Search 101, Part 1

by Bill Sherman


Job Search 101 is a two-part series by Director of Career and Advising Services Bill Sherman. The series touches on the advice and information Bill frequently shares with Econ majors as they begin their job searches.    In this first installment, Bill discusses how to begin your job search, and both the reactive and proactive approach to finding your first job out of college.   

Part 1: Initiating Your Job Search

Getting Your Head in the Game

Finding a job, as you’ve come to realize by now, is not only hard, but it’s often very time-consuming, stressful,



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21st Annual EIIT Conference

Hosted by the UO Department of Economics

November 7-9, 2014 at the Hilton Eugene

The Department of Economics at the University of Oregon is proud to host the 21st Annual Conference on Empirical Investigations in International Trade at the Eugene Hilton November 7–9, 2014.

Conference Organizers

Bruce Blonigen, University of Oregon Anca Cristea, University of Oregon Nicholas Sly, University of Oregon Jon Haveman, FREIT

At this conference, economists specializing in empirical international trade will present their current research. The goal of this conference is to promote the awareness of