More than an academic department: a learning community.
The goal of the Department of Economics is to build a learning community that supports the intellectual development and professional aspirations of both students and faculty. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer courses that cover an unusually wide range of economic thought, including neo-classical economics, Keynesian economics, institutional economics, Marxian economics and feminist economics.
Faculty Spotlight – Elissa Braunstein
Professor Elissa Braunstein joined the CSU faculty in 2005 and was recently tenured and promoted to associate professor. She specializes in international macroeconomics, economic development and the economics of gender. Professor Braunstein has published two books and twenty articles and book chapters on topics such as the Chinese economy, the gendered impact of macroeconomic policy, and foreign direct investment.