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

  • October 17, 2014

    Job Market Candidates 2014-15

    2014 PhD graduates

    The Department of Economics has several graduating PhD candidates who will be on the academic job market this year. The candidate website is updated on an ongoing basis, so please check back frequently.

  • NSF FELLOWSHIPS: PhD students Chris Martin and Jamie Douglas received prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowships. These fellowships are given to outstanding students in NSF-supported disciplines to help support graduate-level study. 

Chris' research looks at the changing nature of fisheries management as a result of stressors such as climate change and pollution. Jamie's proposal examined the impact of the timing of career interruptions due to childbirth on income levels.

    October 13, 2014

    Two Economics PhD Students Awarded Prestigious NSF Fellowships

    Graduate students Jamie Douglas and Chris Martin recently received prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. These highly competitive awards provide three years of funding, including tuition allowances.

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    October 1, 2014

    Homecoming, W Day, Dawg Dash - it must be October

    October is a great month to be a Husky! Come back to campus to celebrate Homecoming and see your UW at its purple and gold finest.

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    September 18, 2014

    UW Econ Hiring Two Faculty Positions

    The Department of Economics has two faculty openings this year at the assistant professor level, with start dates of Autumn 2015.

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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.

Contact Us

Department of Economics
305 Savery Hall, Box 353330
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-3330

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