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.

As Colorado’s gig economy grows, critics say pay, benefits must catch up

The gig economy has created new opportunities for work just as it has opened new options for consumers for everything from ride-hailing and travel accommodations to grocery shopping and meal delivery. But its effect on the overall economy remains a matter of debate due to inconclusive or contradictory data. For example, does gig-economy work reduce […]

COIN: Finding tech workers still an issue

COIN: Finding tech workers still an issue, as is rising housing costs Certification schools, outreach to women, millennials boost qualified tech workforce When the Colorado Innovation Network published its first talent report in 2012, it noted a startling decline in students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. That’s still a concern, but COIN […]

Fort Collins spends more, but growth leaves some behind

Regional Economist, Dr. Martin Shields, comments on Fort Collins economics growth. Fort Collins spends more, but growth leaves some behind Pat Ferrier, The Coloradoan7:08 a.m. MST March 6, 2015 (Photo: Erin Hull/The Coloradoan) Nicole Scott and her husband, Kyle, scrimped and saved for years during the economic recession. They had a newborn at home, Kyle […]

Dr. Weiler gives online presentation on economic growth

Dr. Stephan Weiler to give online presentation on economic growth – Wed., Nov. 5 at 1:00 pm. Innovation and Economic Growth in Colorado Wed., Nov. 5 at 1:00 pm. Meeting Description: Innovation is the key to economic growth. Each year, the Colorado Innovation Network issues a report, exploring Colorado’s innovation performance. This report is based […]


Denver Startup Week COLORADO MATTERS Even Colorado’s failing companies help create jobs in the long-term BY RACHEL ESTABROOKSEP 16, 2014 – See more at: Denver Startup Week is underway, an annual celebration of entrepreneurship in the area, and a study released today finds Colorado continues to be a national leader when it comes to […]