Mission: Provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate education while generating top-notch applied and theoretical research that garners national recognition within a supportive academic community.

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 three graduate certificates; Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Sustainability and Econometrics and Data Analysis. All certificates are 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 mail group and receive information on department events, scholarships and internship opportunities.

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

We are excited to announce the hiring of two new faculty members who will start in the Fall 2018 term:

Grace Arnold PhotoGrace Arnold, Louisiana State University

Grace Arnold is an applied microeconomist with a focus in labor and health economics. She received her BA in Mathematical Economics from Hendrix College in 2013 and expects to graduate from Louisiana State University in May 2018 with her PhD in Economics.




Riju Joshi Photo

Riju Joshi, Michigan State University

Riju Joshi's area of interest lie primarily in Econometric Methodology focused on designing econometric models to evaluate causal effects of a policy intervention. Her research aims to obtain estimation methods that account for issues commonly encountered in causal effect analysis with observational data. She has applied control function methods to provide estimation (parametric and non-parametric) procedures for Sample Selection Models, Endogenous Switching Models and Spatial Error Models. 


Street Address:
1721 SW Broadway, Cramer Hall
Suite 241
Portland, OR 97201

Mailing Address:
PO Box 751
Portland, OR 97207-0751

Tel:  503-725-3915
Fax: 503-725-3945

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