The University of Washington is the leading educational research institution in the Pacific Northwest and one of the leading universities in the United States. It has consistently ranked among the top universities in terms of research support received through federal and other grants and contracts.
Affiliated Research Centers and Computing
The Center for Social Science Computation and Research
The Center for Social Science Computation and Research (CSSCR) is a computer resource center providing facilities and support for social science departments at the University of Washington. CSSCR facilities are restricted to use by students, faculty, and staff of the University of Washington. CSSCR’s labs are located on the first floor of Savery Hall.
The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences
The Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences is a computer resource center, which aims to enhance statistical analysis of a wide variety of social science data by bringing together an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students who develop, use, and disseminate appropriate statistical methodologies for social science research. CSSS’s labs are located in Padelford Hall, room C 14.
The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology
The Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology is a community of scholars, made up of faculty and students, who develop new demographic measures and methods, advances knowledge about population dynamics, generates new data and evidence to support population science, and trains the next generation of demographers. CSDE is located in Raitt Hall, room 206.
For further information about these centers, please visit the College's Research Centers Page
Economics Computer Laboratory
The Department of Economics Computer Laboratory provides hardware, software and internet access for economic modeling, economic estimation, word processing, and other graduate student research functions. Access to the Computer Lab is restricted to Department of Economics graduate students.
The quarterly seminar series consists of regular seminars given by departmental and visiting economists from around the world.
To view the calendar of upcoming seminars, click here.
The University of Washington Libraries
The University of Washington Libraries are one of the premier academic library systems in the world. The Allen and Suzzallo Library is the central library for graduate student and faculty research. Graduate students in economics also make extensive use of the excellent Business Administration Library.
Tutoring - Economics Undergraduate Board
The Economics Undergraduate Board (EUB) was created in 1989 by a group of undergraduate Economics majors who wanted to improve the educational experience of students in the department. The group advocates on behalf of and liaises between students and department faculty and staff, in addition to collaborating on events with alumni and friends of the department. The EUB produces a quarterly newsletter, The Economizer, and offers free tutoring and a variety of seminars, study resources, and events.
Online Research Resources
Exclusive to the UW
These links are only available when accessing them from the UW network (on campus or via a dial-up connection)
- Social Science Citation Index
- NBER Working Paper Database
- Social Science Research Network (SSRN) Electronic Library
- UW grant information: one-stop shopping for the UW grants process.
- Job Openings for Economists (JOE Network)
- European Job Openings for Economists
- Chronicle of Higher Education
Miscellaneous Economics Related Sites
- Resources for Economists on the Internet
- American Economic Association
- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (posts some daily data)
- Princeton University’s Office of Population Research
- International Organization for Migration
- Business and Economics books at the UW Libraries