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.  […]

Braunstein to vice-chair panel guiding $700 million in COVID relief funds 

Chair and Professor of Economics Elissa Braunstein has been appointed to serve as Vice-Chair of the Economic Recovery and Relief Cash Fund Subpanel created by the Colorado Legislature. The subpanel was created to guide Colorado’s spending of $700 million in federal relief funds remaining from the American Rescue Plan Act.   “The economy is getting better, but the still-fragile recovery is unequally distributed across different […]

Undergraduate Research Internships Increase Student Data Skills, Partnerships across Colorado

Under the leadership of Undergraduate Program Co-Director Steven Shulman, Economics faculty offered internships to an initial cohort of six students who worked for CSU research centers REDI@CSU, PAC@REDI, and CSAL; Feminist Economics, a peer-reviewed journal edited by Economics Chair Elissa Braunstein; an independent project on U.S. labor, led by Assistant Professor Zachary Schaller; and an external placement with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

CSU promotes Economics faculty members Tavani, Numa, Fremstad

Three faculty members of the CSU Department of Economics have received promotions, effective July 1, 2021. Guy Numa and Anders Fremstad have both been granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. Daniele Tavani has been promoted to full Professor.   The department celebrates the accomplishments of our dedicated and richly talented faculty, whose research and commitments to […]

Professor Nancy Jianakoplos retires after 30 years with CSU!

It is with great excitement and a little bit of sadness (for ourselves and our students!) that we wish Professor Nancy Jianakoplos: HAPPY RETIREMENT!!!!!! After 30 years with CSU, Prof Jianakoplos, known fondly by her students as “Dr. J”, held her last senior seminar Friday December 11, 2020. Jianakoplos moved to Colorado in 1990 to […]