Endowed Chairs

An Endowed chair provides a senior faculty member (the chairholder) with a permanent stream of funding to conduct research. Research expenditures include graduate student support, funding for lecture programs and conferences, scholarships, laboratory expenses, among a host of other needs. A chair is financial endowment held in perpetuity; the research is funded by the interest it earns. The endowment is sometimes restricted to research in a particular subject area.

At UCSB, the state budget pays the faculty member’s salary, but funds to support research must be raised from other sources. For that reason, endowed chairs are particularly instrumental in our department’s ability to attract top quality senior scholars.

The department is grateful to generous donors for the following endowed chairs:

If you are interested in establishing an endowed chair in economics,
please contact Dan Oh at 805-455-1511.