Interim Dean


  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Interim Dean
    • Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs
    • Professor of Economics
  • Concentration:

    • Development
    • International
    • Feminist Economics
    • Feminist Economics, Political Economy of Gender, Development Macroeconomics, Growth, International Trade
  • Department:

    • CLA Dean's Office, Economics, and Women's Studies & Gender Research
  • Education:

    • Ph.D.
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Elissa Braunstein is a Professor and Chair of Economics at Colorado State University, as well as Editor of the journal Feminist Economics. Most recently she worked for 2.5 years as a Senior Economist at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Her work focuses on the international and macroeconomic aspects of development, with particular emphasis on economic growth, macro policy, social reproduction and gender. She publishes widely in both academic and policy venues, and has done consulting work for a number of international development institutions, including the International Labour Organization, the World Bank, the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development, and UN Women. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and a Master’s of Pacific International Affairs from the School of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California San Diego.




  • International Trade

  • Political Economy of Race and Gender

  • Development Macroeconomics

  • Gender and the Economy