The Economics Department of UCSB hosts 4 research facilities for students, faculty, and visitors involved in economic discovery.
The Economics Department is affiliated with the newly formed (2009) UC Center for Energy and Environmental Economics. This Center was established by the UC Office of the President at two locations (UCSB and UC Berkeley) to foster research in energy economics and environmental and natural resource economics.
The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance hosts workshops and intensive seminars focusing on a specific topic or hypothesis involving modern Economics.
The Leonard and Gretchan Broom Center for Demography facilitates and engages in research and training in the areas of social demography, population studies, and social and economic inequality
In addition the Economics department hosts the Experimental and Behavioral Economics Laboratory which hosts conferences and workshops by and for graduate students examining issues in behavioral and experimental economics.