Melanie Long

Contact Information



Office: Clark C311H

Office Hours: MW 3:30pm - 5:00pm (Online), M 2:00pm - 2:30pm, W 9:30am - 11:00am

Role: Student

Position: Special Instructor

  • Feminist Economics
  • Political Economy
  • Applied Microeconomics

Department: Economics


Melanie is originally from Nampa, Idaho, and received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Westminster College, a small liberal arts college in Salt Lake City, Utah. As an undergraduate, Melanie had a variety of academic and professional experiences, from working as assistant director of the campus writing center to serving as an intern at the Utah Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. She began the economics PhD program at Colorado State University after graduating from Westminster, with the ultimate goal of teaching economics from an interdisciplinary perspective at a liberal arts college. Her research is primarily in gender economics and household credit use, although she also has interests in methodology and the history of economic thought.


Masters of Arts, Colorado State University, May 2016


“Pushed into the Red?: Female-Headed Households and the Pre-Crisis Credit Expansion,” Forum for Social Economics 47.2 (April 2018): 224-236. DOI:

“2008 financial crisis still seems like only yesterday for single women,” The Conversation (April 19, 2018).

“Book Review,” Review of Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, edited by Michael Jacobs and Mariana Mazzucato, Review of Keynesian Economics 5.4 (October 2017): 652-655. DOI:

“Merchantry, Usury, Villainy: Capitalism’s Threat to Community and Spiritual Integrity in The Merchant of Venice,” Anthropoetics 17.2 (2012).

Curriculum Vitae

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ECON 372 Online: History of Economic Thought and Institutions - Syllabus

ECON 211: Gender in the Economy - Syllabus