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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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October 7, 2022

The Laboratory for Aggregate Economics and Finance will be hosting the 1st Annual Junior Workshop in Macroeconomics on Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19, 2022

September 30, 2022

The Minnesota Economics Big Data Institute (MEBDI) will hold the 2nd MEBDI Fall Conference on Big Data in Macroeconomics in collaboration with the Lab for Aggregate Economics and Finance on Friday, October 14 - Saturday, October 15th, 2022

September 21, 2022

The Economics Department is excited to host Dr. Nick Bloom as our featured speaker for this year's Carl Snyder Memorial Lecture on November 16, 2022.

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