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Announcing the Harold Vatter Memorial Lecturer for 2014

Janet Currie, Henry Putnam Professor of Economics and Public Affairs, Director of the Center for Health and Well-Being

at Princeton University

"Child Health and the Future"

Friday, April 25, 2014

Lincoln Hall 75

12 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public.

A very special thank you to Robert McCullough and Karen Tosi for their generous support of the Vatter Lecture.

Thank you to the School of Music for the use of Lincoln Hall 75.

Thank you to our departmental co-sponsors: Child and Family Studies; Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies; Division of Public Administration; Institute for Sustainable Solutions; Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning; and Sociology. 

Please join us for Professor Currie's Economics Seminar Series lecture at 3pm in Cramer Hall 250.  Her topic is “Do Stimulant Medications Improve Educational and Behavioral Outcomes for Children with ADHD?" For more information, including her paper and Power Point slides on the topic, please click here.


Announcing the establishment of the Institute for Economics and the Environment!

The Institute for Economics and the Environment (IEE) at Portland State University serves as a locus for investigation, discussion and training where the economy and the environment meet. Click here to read more. 

Upcoming Events:

  • Environment, Economics and You Speaker Series

To see details about these events click here.


Welcome to the Department of Economics at Portland State University! The Department offers a wide range of courses and a variety of academic degrees, including BachelorsMasters, and a five-course Graduate Certificate in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics geared toward professionals in the field and Masters Degree students. 

We encourage you to attend our seminars. Presentations are given by invited outside speakers and PSU faculty members on a variety of policy-oriented as well as theoretical topics. You can also subscribe to our list serve and receive information on department events, scholarships and internship opportunities.

We look forward to seeing you at The Department of Economics!


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