The Economics Department produces research studies based in our local community. Our program is renowned for a hands-on, collaborative atmosphere for students and faculty.
Some other project examples include the monthly Humboldt Economic Index, research related to the economics of forest road decommissioning, production of economic indicators for the Klamath River basin, background research for the City of Arcata's economic development strategic plan, and research on HSU's regional economic impact.
Students can also take a service-learning course in which they receive credit for working on local economic development projects, while at the same time helping the community. You can also work with faculty and employers to identify internship opportunities.