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!



February 24

A forthcoming paper finds that women in economics receive more questions — and are more likely than men to get questions that are hostile or patronizing. Added to studies showing women are also less likely to be hired and promoted, and have a harder time getting published in economic journals, the gender discrimination in our field is real. Studies have found that the field is plagued by a singular problem of gender bias. The latest evidence comes from the types of questions posed at seminars.

February 23

Tomorrow, Professor Stephan Weiler is presenting as part of a panel on Change in Rural Colorado, a community conservation on rural areas' economic impacts, innovation, and resiliency in the face of the COVID public health crisis. Learn more or register for this free online discussion at