CSU wind forecast study calculates $150 million in energy savings every year

As wind energy is occupying an increasingly large share of the energy landscape, a new study by Colorado State University economists and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shows that more accurate wind forecasts over the last decade have netted consumers over $150 million per year in energy savings. The study is based on […]

Edward Barbier to launch latest book “Economics for a Fragile Planet” March 10

University Distinguished Professor of Economics Dr. Edward B. Barbier will deliver a seminar on his forthcoming book Economics for a Fragile Planet on Thursday, March 10, as part of the economics department’s seminar series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will start at 4 p.m. in Clark Building A, Room 205.  […]

Economics Department to Host Spring 2022 Seminar Series

The Department of Economics has announced details for the spring 2022 Seminar Series, featuring economists from across the globe presenting cutting edge research in a wide range of subfields. The following virtual seminars will be hosted on Zoom: Friday, February 11, 1-2 PM: Jayati Ghosh (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “Climate Responsibility and Industrialization: A New […]

LISTEN: Ph.D. candidate Ashish Sedai on “Ideas of India”

Ph.D. candidate Ashish Sedai is featured on an episode of Ideas of India, a podcast that features young scholars entering the job market, to discuss his job marketing paper on the impact of piped drinking water on women’s employment. Full paper: “Piped Water: Welfare and Empowerment: Empirical Evidence From a Gendered Analysis in India.”

Applications for Undergraduate Research Internships open through November 26

The Department of Economics is seeking to hire four Economics majors for paid research internships for the spring 2022 semester. Positions pay $15/hour for approximately 10 hours of work per week, up to $2,500 per internship. Spring research projects support CSU research centers on a variety of economics issues:   High School Education Performance, assisting PAC@REDI […]

Seminar brings noted economist William Spriggs to CSU 

How do economists model racial discrimination in the workplace?   It’s a complex question not easily answered, but in a recent seminar, esteemed Howard University Professor and Chief Economist for the AFL-CIO William E. Spriggs offered CSU’s Department of Economics insight by looking back at labor unions in the 1940s to better understand challenges today.  The March 5 seminar, titled “Back to the Future: Technological Progress and Race in the First Half of the 20th Century, Railroads,” examined the history of discrimination against Black railroad […]