Welcome to the Division of Economics and Business at Mines. This website is your portal to learning about who we are and our educational and research missions. Our division has a long and distinguished history, and we continue this tradition of excellence today. We emphasize applied work devoted to public policy, industry decision making, entrepreneurship and innovation, especially as they relate to minerals and materials, energy, the environment, and technology. Whether you’re contemplating joining us in our mission, or just searching for more information about our activities, welcome!
- From lithium for batteries to neodymium for wind turbines, mined materials remain essential to modern life
Colorado School of Mines researchers are tackling the question of how to meet demand for critical materials from many angles, from policy to production.
- Sustainable supply of minerals and metals key to a low-carbon energy future
A young cobalt miner in Kolwezi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, clambers up a mineshaft. Photo courtesy of University of Sussex The global low-carbon revolution could be at risk unless new internat …