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Welcome to the UC Santa Barbara Department of Economics, one of the leading Economics Departments in the world. We are committed to shaping policy and informing the public on critical economic issues. We have a distinguished and varied group of Economists researching a variety of specialized fields, and we are training the next generation of Economic leaders at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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February 7, 2021

Economics Professor Rod Garratt won the award for Best Empirical Paper at the 2020 NeurIPS Workshop.

January 14, 2021

Economics Professor Dick Startz took part in a webinar hosted by the American Economics Association

December 25, 2020

The Department is currently accepting applications for the Wilcox Family Chair in Entrepreneurial Economics

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