Department Highlights


The Department of Economics at the University of Wyoming has a long tradition of excellence in applied microeconomics, particularly in the areas of environmental, experimental and energy economics. 

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a vibrant college town in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Located on the high plains between the Medicine Bow and Laramie mountain ranges, Laramie offers a high quality of life and 300+ days of sunshine to enjoy a variety of  spectacular natural amenities.

Our department currently has 18 full-time faculty and about 45 graduate students. We pride ourselves on providing a personalized but rigorous training to our students. The success of our alum entering academia ranks among the top 1% in the world, but many of our graduates have gone on to have successful and rewarding careers in industry and government.


The Department of Economics has had a rich history in making local and national news through faculty and graduate student research and impact on the Wyoming community. View the current news and news archives to view all articles, quotes, interviews, and events from the Department of Economics.


Teton Group's annual meeting

  October 26th - 29th, 2023

Jackson, WY

Teton Group's Website

The Teton Group will hold its 3rd annual meeting on Oct 26-29 in Jackson WY.


Department of Economics 50th Anniversary

September, 15th - 16th, 2023


The Department of Economics and the University of Wyoming is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the economics PhD program.  The Department welcomed over 50 alums back for a fun-filled weekend of events Sept 15-19, 2023. Find the UW story here.

BioEcon Conference

September, 17th - 19th, 2022


Jackson, WY

The UW Economics Department was proud to host the international BIOECON conference the first and only time it has taken place outside of Europe.



Research, Awards, & Media

Learn more about the research taking place in the Department of Economics, awards given to not just faculty but graduate students as well, and view the over 20 videos on the department's YouTube channel to better understand how the Department of Economics is making an impact in all Wyoming communities.

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Research Awards Videos


Contact Us

Department of Economics

College of Business Department 3985

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-3124

Fax: 307-766-4028


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