Winter 2019 Commencement
Winter 2019 Commencement
Winter 2019 Commencement
Winter 2019 Commencement
Winter 2019 Commencement
Winter 2019 Commencement
Winter 2019 Commencement
Winter 2019 Commencement

Upcoming Events

Summer Classes

Maymester classes begin May 9, Term A begins May 31, Term B begins July 5, and Term D begins May 31. Important dates can be found on the university's Academic Calendar and watch our course schedule for the latest changes and updates for your Economics courses. Staff members are working remote and hybrid, so if you have any questions please email us at

2022–23 Seminar Series

All seminars are held 3–4:30 p.m. in Seminar Room 5 unless otherwise noted. For more upcoming seminars check out the 2022-2023 seminar series calendar, if the seminar is virtual email Karen Kelly or the seminar contact for the Zoom information.

Fred R. Glahe, June 30, 1934–April 19, 2022 

Fred Glahe"Fred was born on June 30th, 1934 to Fredrick and Evelyn Glahe in Chicago, Illinois. Fred graduated from Purdue University in 1957 with a BA in Aeronautical Engineering and worked briefly at the Allison Engines division of General Motors on jet engine design and testing. Fred went on to receive his masters and PHD in Economics at Purdue in 1964 and became a Professor of Economics at the University of Colorado in 1965. At CU Fred founded The Economic Institute for Research and Education (EIRE) as well as authoring multiple textbooks and articles. Fred retired from CU in 2006." 

Economics COVID-19 Announcements & Resources

Main Office Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday

Economics staff are working hybrid with limited in office hours until further notice. The main office, ECON 212, is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 a.m.–Noon and 1–3 p.m. It is closed on Monday and Friday. In the event that something needs immediate attention when the front office is not available, please email the appropriate staff member for assistance. Email addresses are available under the People Tab.

CU Boulder Campuses Mask-optional Starting Monday, March 7

The CU Boulder campus is now mask-optional. It’s also important to note masks will continue to be required after March 7 at the Wardenburg Health Center.

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

CU Boulder is continuously updating its information and guidance for the university community to address the changing status of COVID-19. For information about COVID-19 and its impacts to CU Boulder, precautions that are being taken, prevention measures you can take and a compilation of frequently asked questions, please visit the university's COVID-19 Updates & Resources page.

Department Highlights

Billy Mertens1st in his age group (55-59) at the Boston Marathon
Daria Botton2022 Marinus Smith Award Winner
Christian "Payne" Hennigan lands teaching position at prestigious Peking University
Jeffrey Zax on 9News: "Why are so many Coloradans quitting their jobs?"
Brian Marein (PhD '21) Awarded Allan Nevins Prize in American Economic History
The Nandu Award for the Best Quantitative-History Paper: Peiyuan Li

Adam McCloskey's paper "Inference on Winners" (with Isaiah Andrews and Toru Kitagawa) is cited as one of the contributions determining the choice of the 2021 John Bates Clark medalist Isaiah Andrews.