URPE 50th Anniversary Conference

2018 UWE Conference

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Undergraduate Women in Economics

2019 CORE Workshop - Columbia University

Graduate Students diversity in Econ

Dr. Paul Krugman, Dr. Bob Keller and Dr. Cher Li

Dr. Tavani explaining economics

Foreign Trade University graduation

More than an academic department: a learning community.



The goal of the Department of Economics is to build a learning community that supports the intellectual development and professional aspirations of both students and faculty. Our undergraduate and graduate programs offer courses that cover an unusually wide range of economic thought, including neo-classical economics, Keynesian economics, institutional economics, Marxian economics and feminist economics.
We want our students to become critical thinkers who understand the debates about economic methodology and policy as well as the techniques of economic analysis.

Our faculty members have active research agendas and substantial scholarly records; nonetheless, our students are our first priority. We constantly strive to improve our teaching programs, and our faculty have won many teaching and advising awards. Our PhD program provides many opportunities for students to interact with faculty and to work with them on research projects. We have had an excellent track record in job placements for our graduate students. The department chair is always glad to meet prospective and current students, and to answer their questions – stop by any time!



August 23

We are gearing up to welcome our new incoming Economics majors!!!! Getting super excited to see new faces!! Go Rams! 🐏

August 22

Welcome our 1st Post Doctoral Research Associate, Diksha Arora, to the Department of Economics! Dr. Arora earned her PhD from the University of Utah in 2016. In her doctoral thesis, “Gendered poverty in peasant households: Case study of rural Mozambique,” she constructed a gendered computable general equilibrium (CGE) model that integrates the role of social norms in intra-household decision-making and the impact of time-poverty on labor productivity. Prior to joining CSU, she worked as a Gender PostDoc Fellow from 2016-2018 and Gender Economist from 2018-2019 at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Cali, Colombia. Her work at CIAT focused on examining the impact of climatic shocks on gender roles in agricultural production and unpaid care work; and assessing women’s empowerment in livestock sector. She also worked with the Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) program of CGIAR to assess gender-based constraints to adoption of climate-smart practices by smallholders. The geographical focus of her research is in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. She has field experience in Mozambique, Colombia, Honduras, Costa Rica and Guatemala. At CIAT, she also worked with policymakers at local and national levels to promote uptake of gender considerations in their development policies. Her work has been published in economics and development journals such as Feminist Economics, Agricultural Economics and Review of Social Economy. At CSU, Diksha will be working on the issues of incorporating care work in the macroeconomy, theoretical approaches to consider time-use effects of climate-change induced shocks and examining the role of intra-household dynamics in adoption of climate-smart agricultural technology and natural resource management programs.