Stephan Weiler holds the William E. Morgan Endowed Chair as professor of economics at Colorado State University. He was lead research officer for the Federal Reserve’s Center for the Study of Rural America, and has worked broadly on regional economic development issues, particularly in innovating economic bridges between rural and urban areas. This experience informed his role as founding research director of the Colorado Innovation Report with a broad-based coalition of leaders from the private, public and nonprofit sectors to understand and enhance the state’s innovative capacities.
He has distilled these three decades of experience into the Regional Economic Development Institute, partnering with the City-Region Economic Development Institute (City-REDI) at the Birmingham Business School in the UK to provide fresh, timely and cutting-edge information to enhance economic growth and development prospects for regions across the globe. This partnership was the basis for his recent selection as a Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair to further develop the two institutes’ collaborations in 2018-19.