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CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop
The 20th Annual CU Environmental and Resource Economics Workshop will be September 14–15, 2018 at the Lion Square Lodge in Vail, Colorado and hosted by Nicholas Flores, CU Department of Economics. The workshop will provide researchers the opportunity to share their research results and/or ideas in a relaxed, workshop environment. Ample time will be allocated for discussion, allowing researchers to get feedback from other workshop participants. Work presented will range from proposed research to highly polished and completed projects. Graduate students are especially encouraged to participate. Abstracts are due July 15, 2018.

2017 Award Winners

2017 Scholarship Award Winners
At the Advisory Board Reception on October 27, 2017 the Christopher S. Randall Scholarship, the Richard L. and Amanda W. Smoot Endowed Scholarship Fund, the Venita and Lyttleton T. Harris Endowed Scholarship Fund, and The Sieglinde Talbott Haller Endowed Economics Scholarship were presented.

Creative Perspectives on International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment
A Celebration to Honor James Markusen, University Distinguished Professor was held September 1, 2017 in the British Studies Room at Norlin Library, University of Colorado Boulder with a dinner following at the Hotel Boulderado.

Miles Kimball gives inaugural Eaton lecture: "Restoring Economic Growth"
April 17, 2017: Miles Kimball, the Eugene D. Eaton Jr. Chair in Economics and a Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, presented a public lecture in the Benson Earth Sciences Building, Room 185. A recording of the lecture is available on YouTube, or it can be watched in the video below:

Professor Kimball also discussed the lecture in his blog and has made the slides from the talk avilable for download.

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.

Ph.D. candidate, Sihong Xie
recieved the Young/Emerging Scholar Award for the best paper presented at the 2018 Australia New Zealand Econometric Study Group Meeting (ANZESG), held this year at the University of Queensland. Sihong's paper, Estimation of Jump Discontinuities in Regression: a Generalized Reflection Approach, proposes a new estimator for the size of a jump discontinuity in a nonparametric regression. The Award Committee, Chaired by Professors Peter Phillips from Yale University and Alicia Rambaldi from the University of Queensland, recognized the contribution of Sihong's paper to a difficult but important subject of research and highlighted the challenging nature of her research question and the theoretical results she has already obtained. Besides the ANZESG Award Certificate, recognition came with a financial award.






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 2017:
Scott Savage
Scott Savage promoted to Professor.
Carol Shiue
Carol Shiue promoted to Professor.
Jonathan Hughes
Jonathan Hughes promoted to Associate Professor.


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