URPE 50th Anniversary Conference

2018 UWE Conference

Celebrate the retirement of Professor Robert Keller with a gift in support of the newly established Keller Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching Endowment

Undergraduate Women in Economics

Graduate Students diversity in Econ

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

Getting REDI

Dr. Tavani explaining economics

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!



February 15

Professor Ed Barbier was interviewed by KPCW, a public radio station in Park City, Utah, this week to explain the current water crisis facing us both nationally and internationally. Barbier argues that our water crisis is as much a failure of water management as it is a result of scarcity. Outdated governance structures and institutions, combined with continual underpricing, have perpetuated the overuse and undervaluation of water and disincentivized much-needed technological innovation. Barbier’s new book, The Water Paradox: Why there will never be enough water - and how to avoid the coming crisis, will be available for purchase on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.

kpcw.org During the first half of the show, Nell and Chris highlight the new book, The Water Paradox: Why there will never be enough water - and how to avoid the

February 14

STUDENTS – Here are some opportunities you may find interesting: JOBS/INTERNSHIPS •City of Fort Collins: Community Engagement Utilities Affordability & Solar Internship - 10-20 hours per week. https://engage.fcgov.com/D/u/ •City of Evans: HR Intern - up to 10 hours per week, paid. Open until filled. https://www.evanscolorado.gov/hr/human-resources-intern •Governors Executive Internship Program - Spring Semester 2019. 16 hours per week for academic credit. Apply here. •Congressman Joe Neguse: Fort Collins Office - Please submit a resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to Priya.robb@mail.house.gov. Please put “Intern Application – YOUR NAME – Fort Collins” in the subject line. •USDA Agricultural Resource Service: Research Rangeland Management Specialist - https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519924500 •Town of Wellington: Economic Development Manager - closes 2/25. http://wellingtoncolorado.gov/Jobs.aspx?JobID=43