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Mike Urbancic

Senior Instructor I
Economics, SAIL
Phone: 541-346-6482
Office: 474 PLC
Office Hours: SP 2024:Tuesdays 4:00 - 5:00pm on Zoom:; Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00am at the ground floor of the EMU, near the O-shaped information desk
Research Interests: Behavioral economics, experimental economics, economic history


  • Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2012
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley, 2007
  • B.S., B.A., B.A., University of Arizona, 2002


Mike Urbancic joined the economics department in 2012 and still works as its only full-time non-tenure-track Instructor. Together with Professor Tim Duy he handles and oversees academic advising for the department's 1100+ majors. Mike currently serves as the Vice President for Non-Tenure Track Instructional Faculty Affairs for United Academics, the faculty union for the University of Oregon. Since 2013 he has been a member of the Board of Directors of The Duck Store. His interests include stargazing (when the weather allows), playing tabletop games, and writing song parodies.


Stripped-Down Poker: A Classroom Game with Signaling and Bluffing; Journal of Economic Education, 2008


  • EC 101: Contemporary Issues in Economics
  • EC 199: College Connections
  • EC 202: Introduction to Economic Analysis: Macro
  • EC 327: Introduction to Game Theory
  • EC 330: Urban and Regional Economic Problems
  • EC 399: Special Topics in Behavioral and Experimental Economics
  • EC 451: Topics in Labor Economics