Graduate student, instructor, and research assistant


  • Office Hours:

    MW 11-12:30
  • Role:

  • Position:

    • Graduate student, instructor, and research assistant
  • Concentration:

    • Regional economics
  • Department:

    • Economics
  • Education:

    • BA - Wheaton College, Massachusetts
    • MA - Colorado State University
  • Curriculum Vitae:


Nicholas Kacher is a graduate student, instructor, and researcher in the Department of Economics at Colorado State University. Originally from Waltham, Massachusetts, Nick earned a BA in Economics at Wheaton College (MA) in 2011. He has worked for nonprofit economic development organizations in Tanzania and in Massachusetts, giving him an appreciation for the crucial roles of culture, history, and institutions in regional economic growth.

Since joining Colorado State University's economics department, Nick has taught courses in micro- and macro-economics, history of economic institutions and thought, and recent economic though. Nick's research centers on the effects of entrepreneurship on regional inclusive growth and resilience across metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in the US and internationally, and examines labor market phenomena related to self employment, contingent work, and working hours.

Nick is also a member of an interdisciplinary team of researchers consulting on the redevelopment of the National Western Center, and is exploring the potential of the site to catalyze regional value chains in agriculture and strengthen cultural and economic ties between the Front Range and the rest of Colorado.