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The faculty of the Department of Economics specializes in the following areas of research:

  • Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Energy Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Trade and Development Economics

These are the fields of specialization that we offer to our PhD students. However, our faculty and students perform research in many other fields as well.

To explore each faculty member's main research areas, click on his or her name in the faculty directory. See also the following lists of publications:

Faculty Publications     |     Student Publications


Research Spotlight



Click here to learn more about other research taking place in the department.


Department Centers

University of Wyoming Department of Economics and Finances research forums and centers


Center for Energy Regulation & Policy Analysis

The CERPA provides objective information and analysis for energy policies at the state, national, and international level that strive to balance economic, environmental, and social considerations. CERPA studies estimate the costs and benefits of energy technologies and policies and seek to convey the implications for energy markets and macroeconomic growth in Wyoming and beyond.

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Center for Business & Economic Analysis

The Center for Business and Economic Analysis (CBEA) supports the economic growth and diversification of Wyoming’s economy through applied economic and business analytics for communities, industries, and entrepreneurs who desire a thriving and prosperous Wyoming. The center was established in 2019 as a unit within the College of Business.

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Journals Centered in the Department

University of Wyoming Department of Economics Journals

Strategic Behavior and the Environment

This journal is intended to provide a platform for the various disciplines, including economics (including experimental economics, political economy, and game theory), political science, international relations, negotiation, and other disciplines, that jointly contribute to our understanding of Strategic Behavior and the Environment.

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Contact Us

Department of Economics

College of Business Department 3985

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-2175

Fax: 307-766-4028


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