Department Highlights

The Department of Economics at the University of Wyoming has a long tradition of excellence in the area of applied microeconomics. We are best known in the areas of environmental, experimental and energy economics.  According to its November 2021 report, Research Papers in Economics ranked the University of Wyoming’s Department of Economics among the best departments in the fields of environmental, environmental and energy economics (See Research Papers in Economics). Rankings are based on research productivity and impact. Among Economics departments in the U.S., UW ranked in the top 20 for both experimental and environmental economics and the top 35 for energy economics. When compared to Economics department worldwide, UW ranks in the top 30 for experimental economics, top 50 for environmental economics, and top 70 for energy economics.

The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a small college town in the southeast corner of the state. Laramie sits at 7,200 feet in elevation on the high plains of Wyoming with a wide variety of outdoor amenities. The Snowy Mountain range is just 30 minutes to the west of Laramie and provides a wide range of outdoor opportunities such as skiing, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

Our department currently has 15 full-time faculty, 32 graduate students, and over 120 undergraduate students. We pride ourselves on providing a personalized but rigorous training to our students. Many of our graduates have gone on to have successful and rewarding careers in industry, government and academia.

Jason Shogren Among Academics Who Support Elimination of Subsidies for Fisheries

Jason Shogren, the Stroock Chair of Natural Resource Conservation and Management in the UW Department of Economics, is among academics who recently signed a letter urging the World Trade Organization (WTO) to eliminate harmful subsidies they say encourage overfishing on the high seas and in waters under national jurisdictions.

Link to the full article: WTO Must Ban Harmful Fisheries Subsidies 


BioEcon Conference Held in Jackson, WY 

The Economics department hosted the BioEcon conference in Jackson Sept 17-19th.

 BioEcon Poster

Picture of BioEcon

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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