COVID vaccine

Strict social distancing complements quick vaccine deployment, researchers find

April 2, 2021

New study co-authored by CU Boulder economist evaluates the costs and benefits of stricter social distancing policies when a U.S. vaccine arrival is imminent.


Heat waves could cause 10 times more crop damage than now projected, research finds

March 16, 2021

Work by economists has implications for climate change adaptation in agriculture.

Police presence during a protest

Nationwide search finds no evidence of ‘Ferguson effect’

March 10, 2021

CU Boulder researcher finds Black Lives Matter protests linked with fewer police killings of Black people.

Pump Jack

Costs of oil and gas setbacks minimal but increase beyond 1,500 feet

Sept. 16, 2020

Requiring 1,500 feet between oil and gas operations and buildings or waterways would have minimal impacts on oil and gas availability, according to a new study from CU Boulder and Colorado School of Mines.

Kids looking out a window

Married with children? If he works long hours, she might be short-changed, research says

May 14, 2020

When husbands work in fields that require longer work hours, their spouses’ careers falter, but the converse does not seem to happen, CU Boulder economist finds

2 members of CU Ski Team

Buff hoofprints all over revitalized pro ski tour

Feb. 7, 2020

World Pro Ski Tour, started by legendary CU coach Bob Beattie, relaunched in 2016.

Venita and Lyt

Born in poverty, alumna became icon of finance

Dec. 16, 2019

Lyttleton ‘Lyt’ Harris establishes planned gift of $2.5 million for scholarships benefitting students who follow in the steps of his wife, the late Venita VanCaspel.


Alum’s bread, like his family business, rises steadily

Nov. 12, 2019

He says his training in economics helped him understand the market forces more fully.


Visionary hopes to improve eyesight for millions

Oct. 7, 2019

Alumnus’ ski trip inspires an insight that could help give the world’s poor better vision.


HOV lanes reduce traffic and cut costs, right? Not always, economists find

May 23, 2019

HOV can cause unintended consequences—like drawing more drivers away from alternative transit and to roads that drivers perceive to be less congested.