Graham A. Davis

Professor Emeritus, Economics and Business


Graham A. Davis is an emeritus professor of economics and business at the Colorado School of Mines, where he taught and researched mineral and energy economics for 25 years. Prior to joining academia, Dr. Davis worked as a metallurgical engineer at mines in Canada and Namibia. He has a BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Queen’s University, an MBA from the University of Cape Town, and a PhD in Mineral Economics from the Pennsylvania State University.

His research areas include the impact of mineral extraction and trade on developing economies. He serves on the Editorial Board of Resources Policy, an international journal devoted to minerals policy and economics. Past research assignments have included working with UNIDO on development strategies for Mongolia and with the WTO in an analysis of global mineral trade patterns. He is currently supporting the Inter-American Development Bank’s analysis of fiscal regimes that apply to petroleum and mining projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.


  • PhD, Mineral Economics, Pennsylvania State University
  • MBA, University of Cape Town
  • BS, Metallurgical Engineering, Queen’s University at Kingston

Research Areas

  • Development Economics
  • Microeconomics
  • Asset Pricing
  • Real Options

Courses Taught

  • HNRS 425 Explorations in Politics, Policy, & Leadership
  • EBGN 509 Mathematical Economics
  • EBGN 511 Microeconomics
  • EBGN 575 Advanced Mineral and Energy Asset Valuation
  • EBGN 695 Research Methodology


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