Winter 2022 Newsletter

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Economics at Colorado State University

ECON 202, an undergraduate economics class, is being taught in a lecture hall; the presentation highlights pressing issues facing economists.
Colorado State University Economics professor Ed Barbier talks with a student in a capstone class about her project, May 2, 2019.
Professor Ramaa Vasudevan interacts with students in the Economics 376 class, May 2, 2019.
Economics 202, Prof Anders Fremstad in the College of Liberal Arts teaches class, April 30, 2019.
Students in the Economics 376 class, May 2, 2019.

The Department of Economics is a vibrant learning community that supports the intellectual development and professional aspirations of undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty alikeEconomics is a broad social science that brings together diverse tools for understanding the choices we makethe constraints we face, and the consequences for the critical social issues of equity, efficiency, and sustainability.  

Our program offers a variety of economic approaches to understanding some of the most pressing challenges of our time: how wealth, poverty, and inequality are generated; the economics of climate change; how nations are connected in global markets; the role of governments in managing markets; and so much more 

Our faculty members are caring teachers and prolific scholars who have active research agendas, providing many opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students to collaborateOur goal is to prepare our students to be critical thinkers who understand the debates about economic methodology and policy, as well as the techniques of economic analysis.

Undergraduate Program Highlights: 

  • We offer traditional, honors, accelerated, and online bachelor’s degree programs so you can choose the path that is right for you 
  • The Economics major includes a solid foundation in economic analysis, as well as the opportunity to specialize in an area of economics (quantitative, development/international, environmental, political economy, public policy, or race/class/gender). 
  • Our students are required to choose a second major or minor, giving you the flexibility to tailor your education to your unique interests and goals. Popular secondary programs include business, statistics, and other social sciences 
  • Economics is a versatile major that can be a gateway to many career paths in government, finance, nonprofit organizations, law, academia, and much more. Our students develop a framework for thinking analytically, and they also get the data and communication skills needed to be successful in the workplace. Early career salary of economics majors nationally is $56,700 – higher than business and most other majors in the College of Liberal Arts.  
  • Paid Research Internships provide opportunities for undergraduates to deepen their research skillsets and collaborate with our award-winning faculty. Every senior also develops an independent research project as part of the capstone course (ECON 492). 


Graduate Program Highlights: 

  • Ph.D. candidates have many opportunities to collaborate on research projects and publications with our award-winning faculty. 
  • Our scholars are pluralists who specialize in remarkably wide range of economic thought, including neoclassical, Keynesian, institutional, Marxianand feminist economics. 
  • We have an excellent track record in job placements for our graduate students.