Glass of soda

Economist finds sweet success with soda taxes

Dec. 12, 2022

A CU Boulder researcher has found soda taxes aren’t as regressive as previously feared and do decrease body mass index among non-white youth.

Road leading into the mountains

Students partner with state to develop educational campaign on smart investing for newbies

Dec. 12, 2022

Next time you drive along I-70 near Idaho Springs, you’ll see an eye-catching billboard encouraging smart investing. That’s due to a new collaboration between the Colorado Division of Securities and students in CU Boulder's College of Media, Communication and Information.

Hundreds of professionals sit in attendance at the 2023 Business Economic Outlook Forum

On economy, Colorado will lead in 2023 but headwinds threaten

Dec. 9, 2022

The annual Leeds Economic Outlook Forum showcased the state’s strengths, predicting Colorado's job growth will continue to outpace U.S. average. ​​

Researcher works in the Inscripta lab

CU Boulder commercialization drives $8B impact nationwide

Nov. 29, 2022

Commercialization activities led by Venture Partners at CU Boulder had an economic impact of $8 billion nationally and $5.2 billion in the state of Colorado over the last five years—a four-fold increase since 2019—according to a new report from the Leeds School of Business.

Brad Werner, Sharon Fireman and Erick Mueller at the Weizmann workshop

Deming Center offers dose of innovation for ‘startup nation’

Nov. 21, 2022

A team of entrepreneurship experts visited Israel to help scientists and researchers recognize breakthrough ideas.

Denver skyline from City Park

Colorado economy remained mixed in Q3, still outperforming the nation

Nov. 15, 2022

Colorado’s job growth continued in the third quarter 2022, propelled by growth in labor force participation and elevated demand for workers, according to a new report released Tuesday by CU Boulder and Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

Leeds School of Business building

Reaping the rewards of Leeds’ focus on inclusion

Oct. 19, 2022

When it comes to its vision for increasing diversity in the real estate industry, the Leeds School of Business isn’t content to be a casual observer—reserving 50 seats in its inaugural commercial real estate certificate for graduates of a diversity program.

aerial view of Denver

Few surprises, and fewer optimists, in economic forecast

Oct. 11, 2022

The latest quarterly survey of Colorado’s business leaders has hit deeply negative territory, though experts reject characterizations of a recession. ​​

Researcher holds a chip

Incentives not a guarantee of more US-made semiconductors

Aug. 8, 2022

A $52 billion federal package to incentivize U.S. production of semiconductor chips has energized the high-tech sector, but experts aren’t convinced it will be the end to dramatic shortages that have created pain points throughout the supply chain.

Barrel of gin

Talking research relevance: Creative Distillation podcast wraps up season

Aug. 8, 2022

Andy Wu, assistant professor at the Harvard Business School, joins Leeds School of Business's Jeff York and Brad Werner to discuss his journey from entrepreneurship to academia.