Recent News

February REDI Report:
New Insights into the Geography of Female Entrepreneurship
Nicholas Kacher and Austin Landini
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Change in Rural Colorado Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, February 24
Economic Innovation and Resiliency in the COVID Era

Tuesday, March 23
Our Water, Lands, and Parks: Investing in and Nurturing Colorado’s Most Loved Assets

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Prison for the Poor, Anita Alves Pena discusses her research into the relationship between mass incarceration and inequality through stratification economics. Pena’s research finds that areas with higher income inequality have higher rates of incarceration and that these rates vary when broken down by racial and ethnic groups.

REDI Report December 2020: The Economic Contribution of Nourish Colorado’s Fruit and Vegetable Incentive Program, by Erin Love, Allie Bauman, Dawn Thilmany, and Becca B.R. Jablonski

Watch the Virtual Symposium “Iconic Times for Colorado Agriculture: 2020 Learnings and 2021 Futureproofing”


A mix of U.S. and Colorado government leaders and agriculture experts ead a keynote, panel discussion, Q&A and complex conversation, sharing learnings from an unprecedented 2020 year of disruption, while revealing predictions and trends for 2021 and beyond. The symposium includes clear strategies to futureproof for agricultural success in every type of economic, environmental and cultural situation.
December 3, 2020

Featuring Stephan Weiler

REDI Report May 2020: The Impact of the CARES Act on Colorado Unemployment Benefits, by Gregory R. Miller, CFA

REDI Report April 2020: Gendered Impact of COVID-19 in Colorado: Health and Economic Risks, by Diksha Arora, Alexandra Bernasek, Teresa Perry, and Elissa Braunstein

Resources on the economics of COVID19:

Resources on the economics of COVID19

REDI Report February 2020:

Impact of Open Educational Resources on Student Performance: A Comparative Study, by Niroj Bhattarai and Jaren Seid

Thilmany appointed to joint position with Office of Engagement

Colorado State University’s Office of Engagement has announced that Professor Dawn Thilmany will be serving joint roles as both the associate director for engaged research in the Office of Community and Economic Development and professor in CSU’s Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. She also remains in her role as associate director of the Regional Economic Development Institute.

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