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Graduate Studies


General Information

The Department of Economics at the University of Oregon offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Arts (MA), Master of Science (MS), and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). Excellence in teaching and research and a spirit of shared learning are characteristic of graduate study in economics at the University of Oregon.

Graduate Fields

Applied Econometrics Industrial Organization
Economic Growth and Development International Economics
Environmental Economics Labor Economics
Experimental Economics Macroeconomics
Game Theory Public Economics

Student Placement

The job market for the department’s PhD graduates is strong. Placements over the last ten years include:

  • Analysis Group, Inc.
  • Bentley University
  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Colgate University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fairfield University
  • Federal Reserve Board of Governors
  • Freddie Mac
  • Gonzaga University
  • Grinnell College
  • IFO Institute
  • Illinois State University
  • Import/Export Bank of U.S.
  • Indiana University South Bend
  • Marquette University
  • Montana State University
  • North Carolina State University
  • Northeastern University
  • Oberlin College
  • Oregon State University
  • Sonoma State University
  • St. Joseph’s University
  • Stephen F Austin State University
  • Trinity College
  • University College Dublin
  • University of California at Irvine
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Montana
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • University of San Francisco
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Wyoming
  • USDA
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • and many more

Most students with master’s degrees have taken research and consulting positions in the private sector or with local, state, federal, or foreign governments.

Faculty Research Interests