Department Directory

Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty

Laura Argys

Laura Argys

Laura Argys, Ph.D. • Professor
• Associate Dean for Research and Creative Activities
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Welfare, Poverty, Child-Support, Child Well-Being, Education Policy, Health Behaviors
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Ryan Brown

Ryan Brown, Ph.D. (he/him/his) • Associate Professor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Development Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Demography, Political Economy
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Brian Duncan

Brian Duncan, PhD • Professor
• Department Chair
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Labor and Demographic Economics, Applied Econometrics, Economics of Philanthropy, Immigrant Assimilation, and Race/Ethnic Identity
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Chloe East

Chloe East, Ph.D. • Associate Professor
• Associate Chair for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
• Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics
Professor Hani Mansour

Hani Mansour

Hani Mansour, PhD • Professor
• Associate Department Chair
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Labor Economics, Development Economics, Health Economics
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W. James Smith

W. James Smith, PhD • Professor
• Undergraduate Advisor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Monetary and Banking, Welfare Economics
Andrea Velasquez, Ph.D.

Andrea Velásquez

Andrea Velásquez, Ph.D. • Associate Professor
• Director of Graduate Studies
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Development Economics, Labor Economics, Migration, Conflict, Applied Econometrics
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Barton Willage

Barton Willage, Ph.D. • Assistant Professor
• Graduate Advisor
• Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Health Economics, Public Economics, Labor Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Buhong Zheng, PhD

Buhong Zheng

Buhong Zheng, PhD • Professor
• Associate Chair of the ICB Program
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Economics/Income Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Measurement

Research-Professors

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Daniel Rees

Daniel Rees, PhD • Research Professor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Health Economics and Labor Economics​​​​​​

Teaching-Professors

Professor Shen

Enoch Cheng

Enoch Cheng, Ph.D. • ​​Associate Teaching Professor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Financial Economics​
Professor Soojae Moon-Anderson

Soojae Moon-Anderson

Soojae Moon-Anderson, PhD • Associate Teaching Professor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: International Economics, Macroeconomics​​
Kawin Thamtanajit

Kawin Thamtanajit

Kawin Thamtanajit, Ph.D. • Assistant Teaching Professor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Economic Development, Industrial Organization

Instructors-Lecturers

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Debbie Evercloud

Debbie Evercloud, PhD • Instructor
• Undergraduate Advisor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Managerial Economics
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Nicholas Golding

Nicholas Golding, M.A. • Instructor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Development Economics, Race and Gender, Economics of Education
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Chun-Chieh (James) Hu

Chun-Chieh Hu, Ph.D. • Instructor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Public Economics, Labor Economics, Health Economics, Applied Econometrics
Kyle Hurst

Kyle Hurst

Kyle Hurst, M.A. • Senior Instructor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Economics
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Kyle Montanio

Kyle Montanio, Ph.D. • Instructor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Environmental Economics, Natural Resource Economics
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George Quansah

George Quansah, MA • Instructor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Economics
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Yue (Collin) Shen

Yue (Collin) Shen, Ph.D. • Senior Instructor
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Financial Economics, Public Economics
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Benjama (Kwan) Witoonchart

Benjama (Kwan) Witoonchart, MA • Lecturer
• Operations Research Analyst, Defense Health Agency (DHA)
Economics
Areas of Expertise: Analysis of health care data, Statistical programming, Mathematical economics​

Courtesy Appointments

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Cathy Bradley

Cathy J. Bradley, Ph.D. • Professor & Dean • Colorado School of Public Health
• Deputy Director, CU Cancer Center
Colorado School of Public Health • Office of the Dean
Areas of Expertise: Health and labor market outcomes, Productivity costs of disease, Health insurance, Influence of employment-contingent health insurance on treatment and labor supply, Socioeconomic healthcare disparities, Healthcare Delivery, Medicaid
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Richard Lindrooth

Richard C. Lindrooth, Ph.D. • Professor
• Co-Director of the Health Service Research PhD program
Department of Health Systems • Management & Policy
Areas of Expertise: Health economics, Health policy with an emphasis on the economics of the hospital industry, Health services research, Medicaid and Medicare policy, Delivery of mental health services and access to care
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Glen Mays

Glen Mays, Ph.D. • Professor and Chair
Department of Health Systems • Management & Policy
Areas of Expertise: Health policy, Preparedness, Health systems, Health economics
Lauren Nicholas

Lauren Nicholas

Lauren Hersch Nicholas, Ph.D. • Associate Professor
Department of Medicine • University of Colorado Medical School
Areas of Expertise: Health economics, economics of aging, social insurance. Education & Degrees Cornell University, BA, Policy Analysis and Management The George Washington University, MPP, Public Policy Columbia University, PhD, Social Policy and Policy Analysis (Field: Health Economics)
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Marcelo Perraillon

Marcelo Parreillon, Ph.D. • Associate Professor
Department of Health Systems • Management & Policy
Areas of Expertise: Health economics, Health policy, Nursing homes, Long-term care, Ageing, Health outcomes, Applied statistical methods

Professor Emeritus

Retired Professors