Welcome to the Department of Economics


About the Department

Established in 1917, economics is one of the largest and oldest departments in the College of Arts & Sciences, offering the BA, BS, MA, and PhD. Our faculty strengths include econometrics, finance, macroeconomics, international economics, industrial organization, environmental economics, development economics, and microeconomic theory. Faculty credentials represent the best institutions of learning in the world, including Harvard University, Yale University, the University of Chicago, the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University (more).


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Department News

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    September 18, 2014

    UW Econ is Hiring!

    The Department of Economics has two faculty openings this year, with start dates of Autumn 2015, and one staff position to be filled.

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    September 10, 2014

    UW Student Callers Begin Annual Fund Campaign

    Grab your credit card! The UW Student Calling Program is conducting a phone fundraising campaign to benefit the department's people, programs, and initiatives this fall.

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    August 18, 2014

    Regional Alumni: Get Involved!

    As we gear up for the start of a new academic year, regional alumni are invited to get involved with our regional representative or undergraduate mentoring programs.

  • Cailyn Torpie in the Nan Province, Thailand

    August 8, 2014

    'The Simplicity of a Rice Field': A Firsthand Account of a Peace Corps Volunteer in Thailand

    Economics alumna Cailyn Torpie, BA '12, credits her experience as a participant in the economics study abroad program in Bolzano, Italy with giving her the resources she would need as a Peace Corps youth development volunteer in Thailand.

  • Walt Zabriskie

    July 31, 2014

    Economics Donor Profile: Walt Zabriskie

    As founder and chair of the Economics Undergraduate Mentorship Program, Walt Zabriskie, BA '71, has created a dynamic and wildly successful way for alumni to connect with students and reconnect to their alma mater.

Contact Us

Department of Economics
305 Savery Hall, Box 353330
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3330
206-543-5955
econdept@uw.edu

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