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Economics News

June 22, 2017 - Chuck Mason will present a keynote speech on recent developments in key energy markets at the 2017 Energy Exposition in Loveland, Colorado. For more information or to register for the Expo visit their webpage here


May 8, 2017 - Rob Godby is quoted in a National Public Radio story examining the possibility of laid-off coal miners being employed in the solar energy industry.


May 8, 2017 - UW experts Jonathan Naughton and Rob Godby are quoted in a Casper Star-Tribune article examining the Western power grid.


April 16, 2017 - The Casper Star-Tribune (CS-T) interviewed, among others, UW economist Chuck Mason about a leaked draft of a new priority list from the Bureau of Land Management that lists energy development prominently among the agency’s initiatives.


March 29, 2017 - Jason Shogren was a guest speaker at the Spring Runoff Conference hosted by the University of Utah. The abstract can be found here. A video of the presentation can be found here.


March 27, 2017 - Even with President Trump in office, the West is moving away from coal, and UW economist Rob Godby said, in a Las Vegas Sun article, that the economics of power generation do not support replacing coal-fired generation.


March 24, 2017 - Rob Godby was interviewed by The Casper Star-Tribune on how Wyoming’s economy is still not rebounding because of low oil prices.


January 30, 2017 - Andrea Hastings-Arrollo, Senior Office Associate in the Dept of Economics, was named the Univeristy of Wyoming Staff Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2016. Read More


February 9, 2017 - CNBC interviewed UW economics Professor Rob Godby, who compared data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), which estimates that coal production back east will fall the next two years. Godby said that bodes well for Wyoming producers, as the EIA projects coal output in the Rocky Mountain region will increase the next two years and could create 600 new jobs. Yahoo! Finance and MSN also reprinted the article. Read More


January 25, 2017 - Ed Barbier, the John S. Bugas Professor of Economics, was one of the researchers on a paper titled "Anthropogenic ecosystem disturbance and the recovery debt" published in the January edition of Nature Communications. Read More


January 22, 2017 - (Casper Star Tribune) - Rob Godby was interviewed by The Casper Star-Tribune (The CS-T) in an article about increased utility rates in Wyoming. Read More


January 20, 2017 - (CNBC) CNBC interviewed UW economist Rob Godby in an article about U.S. electric power plants emitting less carbon dioxide than the nation’s transportation sector for the first time since the late 1970s. Read More


January 17, 2017 - (The Washington Post) - The Washington Post reprinted an Associated Press story that interviewed several experts, including UW economics Professor Jay Shogren, who commented on the Endangered Species Act. With Republicans the majority in the House and Senate, changes in the act are expected, the interviewees said. The Minneapolis Star Tribune also carried the article.




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