Note to Reporters: The following tip sheet is being provided to reporters to serve as a resource for expert sources on the current economic conditions. This tip sheet is for media use only and is not intended for publication.
The following is a list of Colorado State University experts who can serve as sources on the economy and the politics driving economic conditions.
Nancy Jianakoplos is a professor in the Department of Economics at CSU. Jianakoplos worked as a research analyst and then as an economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis before arriving at CSU in 1990. She has taught courses in macroeconomics, econometrics and money and banking. Jianakoplos currently teaches a senior seminar class in sports economics. She can discuss issues surrounding macroeconomics, money and banking, the accumulation of wealth as households’ age and gender and financial risk taking. To speak with Jianakoplos, contact Jim Beers at (970) 491-6401 or Jim.Beers@colostate.edu or Kimberly Sorensen at (970) 491-0757 or Kimberly.Sorensen@colostate.edu.
Bob Keller is a professor of economics at CSU. Keller’s area of study includes U. S. economic history and the history of economic ideas. Keller has worked at CSU for 38 years and serves as director of the University Honors Program. He has served in many roles at CSU, including chairman of the economics department and associate dean and interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Keller can provide a broad overview of economic issues and how they relate to the U.S. economy. To speak with Keller, contact Jim Beers at (970) 491-6401 or Jim.Beers@colostate.edu or Kimberly Sorensen at (970) 491-0757 or Kimberly.Sorensen@colostate.edu.
Kyle L. Saunders is an associate professor of political science at CSU. Saunders’ studies and interests include American politics with particular emphases on public opinion, political parties, political behavior and U.S. and Colorado elections. Saunders’ research has included topics relating to the debt debate, including the increasing ideological polarization of the electorate and of elected officials, campaign finance and political parties, general electoral politics, and citizen participation and efficacy. To speak with Saunders, contact Jim Beers at (970) 491-6401 or Jim.Beers@colostate.edu or Kimberly Sorensen at (970) 491-0757 or Kimberly.Sorensen@colostate.edu.