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The department is very grateful for the contributions of time and money by our graduates and friends. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting CU!

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Economics Department

To provide support for the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Make a Gift to: The Economics Department


Economics Faculty Enhancement Fund

To provide support for faculty recruitment and faculty retention for the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Graduate and Undergraduate Student Travel and Research Support Fund

To support travel and research for graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Economics at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Make a Gift to: The Student Travel and Research Support Fund


Robert and Lauri McNown Endowed Graduate Scholarship Fund

To provide merit-based graduate scholarship awards, including research-related expenses, for students enrolled in the Department of Economics with a preference for international students enrolled in the PhD program and in their second year or higher.

Make a Gift to: The Robert and Lauri McNown Endowed Graduate Scholarship Fund