Ben Gilbert

Associate Professor, Economics and Business
Ben Gilbert


Engineering Hall 319
Fax: 303-273-3416
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Ben Gilbert is an applied microeconomist who studies the relationship between public policy, energy and natural resource markets. His research addresses problems in energy supply, energy efficiency, marine resources, regulation, firm and industrial organization, and the housing market.

Before becoming an economist, Gilbert was a news reporter covering emerging energy technology. Gilbert holds a PhD in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a BA in Economics and English from Whitman College. He was previously an assistant professor of Economics at the University of Wyoming and an affiliate of the University of Wyoming Building Energy Research Group.


  • BA, Economics and English Literature, Whitman College
  • PhD, Economics, University of California, San Diego

Courses Taught

  • EBGN 301 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • EBGN 594 Time Series Econometrics
  • EBGN 611 Advanced Microeconomic Theory

Research Interests

  • Environmental and natural resource economics
  • Energy economics
  • Applied microeconomics
  • Public economics
  • Economics of institutions