Welcome to MInes Division of Economics & Business
Our mission is to produce graduates and scholarship of international distinction. We emphasize applied work devoted to industry decision making and public policy, especially as they relate to minerals and materials, energy, the environment, and technology. Taking advantage of the strong mathematical and quantitative skills of Mines students, our degree programs emphasize quantitative methods. As a multidisciplinary department, we focus on fields within economics and business that complement one another - that is, microeconomics, the management sciences (including operations research), and finance.
We would be pleased to talk to you about our academic programs or research.
Professor and Division Director
- B.S. in Economics
- Minor in Economics and Business
- Minor in Operations Research
- M.S. in Engineering and Technology Management
- M.S. and PhD in Mineral and Energy Economics
- Dual Degree Program in Petroleum Economics and Management
- Interdisciplinary PhD in Operations Research with Engineering.
Dr. Joy Godesiabois, Teaching Associate Professor, was quoted in Business Week concerning a study conducted for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy where social ties among VCs were measured by looking at how they co-invested with other firms.
Dr. Steffen Rebennack, Assistant Professor, was an organizer and presenter at the "Systems & Optimization Aspects of Smart Grid Challenges 2013" held in Tucson, Arizona March 21-23, 2013. The main objective of the 3-day workshop was to bring together researchers and decision makers, and practitioners from academic, government, and industry to share their research works, new ideas and requirements for advancing the knowledge and progress for building smart grids.
Dr. Joy Godesiabois, Teaching Professor, along with seven graduate students, attended the 2013 Angel Capital Summit held at University of Denver on March 20th. The Angel Capital Summit is an annual conference that connects investors with entrepreneurial companies seeking funding. The conference includes education benefiting both angel investors and entrepreneurs, networking segments, pitches with VC commentary and Venture Bucks awards. The Angel Capital Summit is hosted by the Rockies Venture Club.
On March 4, 2013, Dr. Rod Eggert gave the keynote address at the "Prospectors and Developers Association Conference" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
On November 4, 2012, Dr. Rod Eggert gave a keynote presentation at the China Mining 2012 conference in Tianjin, China. His presentation was titled "Economic Perspectives on Global Mineral and Metal Markets." Over the next 3 days sessions were presented by leaders from China, Australia, Canada, Mongolia, Sudan, Cambodia, Peru, South Africa, Venezuela to name just a few of the countries represented in this world-wide conference.
INFORMS 2012 (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences) was held in Phoenix, Arizona October 14-17. Alexandra Newman, Associate Professor and Steffen Rebennack, Assistant Professor, attended along with seven students from the Operations Research with Engineering Interdisciplinary Program.See list of students and the presentation titles.
Donal O'Sullivan, PhD candidate in Mineral and Energy Economics, was awarded 2011 Best Paper in Mining Sponsored Sessions Award at INFORMS 2012. His presentation was titled "Long-term Extraction and Backfill Scheduling in a Complex Underground Mine". Christopher Cullenbine, PhD, MEE' 12, received the award for Outstanding Reviewer. This was in appreciation of valued service to the Institute for Operation Research and the Management Sciences.
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