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Anne Walker, Ph.D.

Anne Walker

Department of Economics Chair, Lecturer
(208) 426-6246
Office: MBEB 3245
Mail stop: 1620

Dr. Anne Walker is a lecturer of economics in the College of Business and Economics at Boise State University, and the Brandt Fellow of Free Enterprise Capitalism. Anne received her Ph.D. in economics from West Virginia University in May 2013, and her MBA from the University of Kansas in 2003. Anne’s research has examined the effects of resource dependence on long-run economic growth across counties in the Appalachian region, and how this relationship is influenced by educational attainment. Her research has been published in the Review of Regional Studies, Contemporary Economic Policy, and the Journal of Regional Science.

Before coming to Boise State, Anne was a visiting assistant professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver for four years. She has also worked in private industry as a project manager and business consultant. She has taught courses including Principles of Macroeconomics, International Economics, and Global Economic Policy and Trade in Boise State’s Professional MBA program. She also organizes the annual Brandt Foundation Lecture Series which brings nationally recognized speakers to Boise State.


Ph.D. Economics – West Virginia University, 2013

MBA – University of Kansas, 2003

BS – Appalachian State University, 1997

Teaching Areas

Macroeconomics, International Economics, Microeconomics

Featured Publications

Douglas, Stratford, and Anne Walker. 2016. “Coal Mining and the Resource Curse in the Eastern United States.” Journal of Regional Science.

Ross, Amanda and Anne Walker. 2016. “The Impact of Low Priority Laws on Criminal Activity: Evidence from California.” Contemporary Economic Policy.

Douglas, Stratford and Anne Walker. 2013. “Sample Selection in Appalachian Research.” The Review of Regional Studies, 42(2) 143-159.