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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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December 1, 2021

Professor and former PhD student Guangli Zhang was featured on Wallethub as an expert on Economics and credit

October 16, 2021

The Department of Economics at UC Santa Barbara invites applications an assistant professor  position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2022.

October 8, 2021

Professor Ryan Oprea won the 2021 Exeter Prize for Best Paper in the fields of Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Decision Theory. 

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