URPE 50th Anniversary Conference

2018 UWE Conference

Click on this image to donate to the Keller Faculty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

2019 CORE Workshop - Columbia University

Dr. Paul Krugman, Dr. Bob Keller and Dr. Cher Li

Economics Student Leadership Council

Foreign Trade University graduation

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.
We want our students to become critical thinkers who understand the debates about economic methodology and policy as well as the techniques of economic analysis.

Our faculty members have active research agendas and substantial scholarly records; nonetheless, our students are our first priority. We constantly strive to improve our teaching programs, and our faculty have won many teaching and advising awards. Our PhD program provides many opportunities for students to interact with faculty and to work with them on research projects. We have had an excellent track record in job placements for our graduate students. The department chair is always glad to meet prospective and current students, and to answer their questions – stop by any time!


Upcoming Events



May 26

Congratulations to our Spring 2020 Omicron Delta Epsilon members! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸπŸŽ‰ Omicron Delta Epsilon,The International Honor Society for Economics, was created in 1963 and is one of the worlds largest academic honor societies. To be invited to become a member of ODE undergraduate students must be an economics major with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and have completed, or be currently enrolled, in 12 credits of core economics courses. These students represent the top ten percent of our undergraduate economics majors in terms of academic achievement. Graduate students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher and achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average in the core theory sequence of their degree program. More information about ODE can be found here:https://www.omicrondeltaepsilon.org/index.html

May 22

Even during a pandemic and teaching remotely our faculty are still hard at work on their own research! This week University Distinguished Professor Ed Barbier, who also serves on the World Economic Forum's Future Council for Biodiversity, had a blog post published with two of his Council colleagues titled, β€œThe COVID-19 pandemic is not a break for nature – let’s make sure there is one after the crisis." Click on the link below to read the blog! Additionally, within the last 2 months Professor Barbier has had FOUR articles and TWO other blog posts published! You can find links to all these publications on our webpage: https://economics.colostate.edu/seminars/recent-publications/

weforum.org Nature is facing increased pressure due COVID-19 crisis. To heal our health and our economy in the aftermath, governments must prioritize healing our planet, too.