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 […]

Welcome Assistant Professor Zachary Schaller to the Economics Department!

We welcome a new face to the Economics Department this year, Assistant Professor Zachary Schaller! Dr. Schaller earned his B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Western Colorado University in 2015 and his doctorate in Economics from the University of California, Irvine in June 2020. Schaller’s research fields are applied micro-theory, labor economics, and economic history. […]

Economics Department Office is Open (Virtually)!

The Economics Department office will be operating remotely until further notice. Normal office hours will be in effect Mondays thru Fridays: 7:30 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:30 pm (MST). The office staff may be reached at 970-491-6324 or via email: If you need assistance from any other faculty or staff, you are welcome to contact […]

Winter 2019/Spring 2020 CLA Magazine featuring Professor Stephan Weiler now available

The Winter 2019/Spring 2020 edition of the CLA Magazine is now available for your viewing pleasure! The Liberal Arts Magazine showcases stories from faculty, students, and alumni on universal topics. In this issue, we apply the lenses of the liberal arts to place and space. Our department’s article highlights the work of Professor Stephan Weiler […]

Professor Ed Barbier featured in Euromoney

Professor Ed Barbier is featured as one of the best-known environmental economists in the world in this article posted on Edward B. Barbier is a Professor in the Department of Economics, Colorado State University and a Senior Scholar in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. His main expertise is natural resource and development economics […]

The Department of Economics welcomes three new faces in Fall 2019!

The Economics Department is pleased to welcome Assistant Professors Guy Numa and Niroj Bhattarai, as well as our first post-doctoral researcher, Diksha Arora, to the Economics Department! Originally from France, Assistant Professor Guy Numa earned his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Economics from the Université Paris Dauphine from 2003-2009. Numa specializes in History of Economic […]

Professor Ed Barbier named University Distinguished Professor

The 2019 Celebrate! Colorado State Awards, held on May 9th, recognized more than 60 people from across the university, among them Economics Department Professor Ed Barbier. Barbier was awarded the title of University Distinguished Professor, CSU’s highest academic recognition. “Dr. Barbier’s career record clearly ranks him among the most outstanding members of his discipline,” Dean […]

Professor Stephan Weiler’s new REDI blog

Professor Stephan Weiler is on sabbatical this semester and has been visiting the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom as a Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair. Weiler is working on furthering the partnership between REDI@CSU and City-REDI. He has been asked to write a series of blog posts introducing himself, explaining how this partnership was […]

New study published by Professors Zahran, Mushinski, and Li

A new study by Professors Sammy Zahran, Dave Mushinski, and Cher Li has found that the quantity of delivery complications in hospitals are substantially higher during nights, weekends and holidays, and in teaching hospitals. The study, “Clinical capital and the risk of maternal labor and delivery complications: Hospital scheduling, timing and cohort turnover effects,” was published […]