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.
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Department news and announcements
December 9, 2013
Senior economics major Michael Kutz ran a successful campaign with 'Huskies Now' to win the 2013-2014 ASUW Presidency. The position has frequently been held by economics majors, including former Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna, '85.
December 9, 2013
The Department of Economics received three significant gifts this fall recognizing the immense impact of our faculty and graduate student instructors.
December 6, 2013
UW Economics faculty are an outstanding and collegial group of researchers and teachers, many of whom enjoy an international reputation in his or her specialty.
November 20, 2013
Regional representatives are vital to the Department’s connection with our alumni, who in turn are essential to the current and future success of the Department. Regional reps help build the visibility of the Department across the country.
November 12, 2013
The Economics undergraduate mentorship program had a record number of applications for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Department of Economics
305 Savery Hall, Box 353330
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3330