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Jenny Simpson, Emma Coburn collaborate for world record in distance medley relay
January 28, 2017: Olympic bronze medalists Jenny Simpson and Emma Coburn of Boulder teamed with two other U.S. Olympians to break the indoor world record in the distance medley relay Saturday at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix meet in Boston. Read the entire article at the Denver Post.

Panel Discussion:
Amendment 69, ColoradoCare

Sponsored by the CU Department of Economics
October 12, 2016, Humanities 150, 6–7:30 p.m.

Adam Atherly
, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Systems, Management and Policy in the Colorado School of Public Health; Andrew Friedson, Assistant Professor of Economics at CU Denver; Anders Fremstad, Assistant Professor of Economics Department at Colorado State University; Ivan Miller, Executive Director of the Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care

Nicholas Flores, Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics, CU Boulder

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Relevant Websites
Proposed Initiative
ColoradoCare Website
Colorado Health Institute Website
(contains reports and analyses of ColoradoCare)
Coloradans for Coloradans Website

The above is for information only, the Department of Economics at CU Boulder neither endorses nor opposes amendment 69.

CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop
The 18th Annual CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop was September 9–10, 2016 at the Lion Square Lodge in Vail, Colorado and was hosted by Nicholas Flores, CU Department of Economics. The workshop provided researchers the opportunity to share their research results and/or ideas in a relaxed, workshop environment. Ample time was allocated for discussion, allowing researchers to get feedback from other workshop participants. Work presented ranged from proposed research to highly polished and completed projects. Graduate students were especially encouraged to participate.

Terra McKinnish: 2015 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award
A hearty congratulations to Professor Terra McKinnish who was notified that she has been selected to receive the 2015 Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award for her work in advancing women's issues in the University and profession. "The Elizabeth D. Gee Memorial Lectureship Award recognizes and honors an outstanding faculty member of the University of Colorado for efforts to advance women in academia, interdisciplinary scholarly contributions and distinguished teaching. Instituted in 1992, the award is named for Elizabeth Gee, a faculty member in the CU Anschutz Medical Campus School of Nursing and the late wife of former CU President, Gordon Gee.The Gee award is the only award in the CU system that specifically recognizes outstanding work on women's issues and a concerted effort to advance women in the academy. It carries with it a $1000 prize, and the recipient is invited to present his/her scholarly work at the Gee Memorial Lecture during annual CU Women Succeeding Professional Development Symposium."

Robert McNown named Campus Global Citizen of the Year 2014
The Office of International Education (OIE) is pleased to honor CU's Global Citizens for their outstanding contributions to international understanding. Dr. Robert McNown, Professor of Economics, has demonstrated again and again throughout the years what it means to be a global citizen. He has taught at various institutions around the world, has mentored a number of CU-Boulder international students and students interested in studies abroad, has written numerous articles for U.S. and international academic journals, has taught on three voyages of Semester at Sea and has received numerous Fulbright awards. He also brings colleagues from around the world here to conduct research on their own Fulbright programs. Under Dr. McNown's tenure from 2007 to 2013 as Director of the International Affairs program at CU-Boulder, the Program became the top major at CU-Boulder for the number of students going abroad. Dr. McNown strongly supported the integration of study abroad courses into the IAFS curriculum, making it easy for IAFS majors to incorporate study abroad into their degree programs. In addition, he joined the Study Abroad Committee in 2007 and has been a strong supporter of efforts to increase international opportunities for all students in all academic fields. He also serves on the Executive Committee for the Center for Asian Studies. Dr. McNown has positively impacted CU-Boulder students over the years, quietly opening doors to the world for hundreds of students. He is truly a Global Citizen who continues to bring CU to the world.





Murat Iyigun on Research on Religion Podcast
July 26th, 2015: Murat Iyigun on Monotheism, Conflict, Europe, the Ottomans, and the Blues
"Did the Ottoman Caliphate have any impact on Europe's socio-political and economic development? While we often examine Europe's late medieval history in isolation from other world events, Prof. Murat Iyigun (University of Colorado) argues that the Ottoman Empire's advances into southeast Europe affected the religious, political, and economic history of Europe in very interesting ways. We also look at the ability of monotheism to guarantee longer and more expansive sociopolitical control, and the influence of mothers on the military policy of Ottoman sultans. At the end of the podcast, we have a special treat — an original "arabesque blues" song, Muqarnas, written and performed by Murat!"

Read more and listen or download the podcast.

Professor Murat Iyigun to be
Co-editor of New Journal
Cambridge Press is launching the Journal of Demographics & Economics in 2015 described as, "Demographic variables such as fertility, mortality, migration and family structures notably respond to economic incentives and in turn affect the economic development of societies. Journal of Demographic Economics welcomes both empirical and theoretical papers on issues relevant to Demographic Economics with a preference for combining abstract economic or demographic models together with data to highlight major mechanisms." The editors for this new journal will be Murat Iyigun, and David de la Croix, Université de Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Faculty in Focus
Economics welcomes three new faculty members for Fall 2016:
Francisca Antman
Francisca Antman promoted to Associate Professor.
Brian Cadena
Brian Cadena promoted to Associate Professor.
Jeffrey Zax
Jeffrey Zax: Featured in WalletHub's recent study examining 2015's Best & Worst Run Cities in America.


Economics BFA Excellence
Award Winners
Yongmin Chen
Yongmin Chen: Research, Scholarly and Creative Work
Nicholas Flores
Nicholas Flores: Leadership and Service