UWE hosts Women in Economics Alumni Panel

The recently reenergized Undergraduate Women in Economics (UWE) club hosted a virtual alumni panel last Thursday, April 1 to encourage more women to consider studying economics. Moderated by UWE student president Mya Wilson, who is a senior studying economics with a minor in business, the panel featured three recent graduates from CSU’s Economics department. Adiam […]

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 […]

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. […]

ECON 101: The Economics of COVID-19 being offered in Fall 2020

ECON 101, Economics of Social Issues, is normally only offered in the spring semesters. The class is open to all majors, has no prerequisites and fills the requirement for AUCC category 3C. Social and Behavioral Sciences. The Department of Economics has added a special section of ECON 101 to the Fall 2020 semester focusing on […]

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: CLA_Economics@colostate.edu 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 Euromoney.com. 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 […]