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Mike Urbancic

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  • Affiliation: faculty
  • Title: Instructor
  • Additional Title: Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
  • Phone: 541-346-6482
  • Office: 474 PLC
  • Office Hours: Spring 2018: Advising office hours: Wednesdays 9-11 AM, Thursdays 4-6 PM; Course office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 3-5 PM (Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9), Mondays and Wednesdays 1-3 PM (Weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)
  • Interests: Behavioral economics, experimental economics, economic history
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
  • B.S., B.A., B.A., University of Arizona, 2002


  • EC 101: Contemporary Issues in Economics
  • EC 199: College Connections
  • EC 202: Introduction to Economic Analysis: Macro
  • EC 327: Introduction to Game Theory
  • EC 330: Urban and Regional Economic Problems
  • EC 399: Special Topics in Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • EC 451: Topics in Labor Economics


Stripped-Down Poker: A Classroom Game with Signaling and Bluffing; Journal of Economic Education, 2008


Mike Urbancic joined the economics department in 2012 and still works as its only full-time non-tenure-track Instructor. Together with Professor Tim Duy he handles and oversees academic advising for the department's 1100+ majors. Mike currently serves as the Vice President for Non-Tenure Track Instructional Faculty Affairs for United Academics, the faculty union for the University of Oregon. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Duck Store. His interests include stargazing (when the weather allows), playing tabletop games, and writing song parodies.