The Divide Between Rural and Urban America, in 6 Charts

By Brian Thiede, Lillie Greiman, Stephan Weiler, Steven C. Beda and Tessa Conroy Editor’s note: We’ve all heard of the great divide between life in rural and urban America. But what are the factors that contribute to these differences? We asked sociologists, economists, geographers and historians to describe the divide from different angles. The data […]

Faculty Spotlight- Dr. Anita Alves Pena

Professor Pena is an associate professor of economics with research interests in public sector economics, labor economics, and economic development. Much of her current research relates to undocumented and documented immigration, public policy, poverty, and agricultural labor markets. Dr. Pena received her Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University in 2007, M.A. in Economics from Stanford […]

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, […]