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Oregon Economic Forum experts discussed economic recovery, sin taxes and robots

Though it doesn’t always feel like it, the U.S. economy has hit the “sweet spot” and is on track to be one of the longest recovery periods on record, said economists Tim Duy and Bruce McCain on Thursday at the 14th annual Oregon Economic Forum in Portland.

“After eight long years, we’ve finally reached a full-employment economy,” said Duy, director of the Oregon Economic Forum and UO professor of practice in economics. “It will feel tighter. There will be more traffic and longer lines at Starbucks. Companies will have a harder time recruiting new employees and job growth will be


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


Best Wishes to the Class of 2017!

UO Econ Seniors with Ben Hansen and Glen Waddell.  #UOECON2017