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Christine A. Loucks, Ph.D.

Chris Loucks

Professor of economics • (208) 426-1468 • Mail Stop: 1620
Office Number: MBEB 3245

Dr. Loucks joined the Department of Economics at Boise State University in 1989. She teaches principles and intermediate macroeconomics, economic growth, and money and banking.

Her areas of interest in research are banking regulation, the influence of political action committees on the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate and education.

She has a long history of service to the College of Business and Economics, the University, and the community including time spent on committees such as the Volunteer Services Advisory Board, the Service-Learning Advisory Board, the Faculty Senate, the Women’s Center Advisory Board, the Distinguished Lecture Series Committee, the Intercollegiate Advisory Committee, and the College of Business and Economics Scholarship Committee.

She currently serves on the advisory boards for Idaho Voices for Children, the Idaho Fiscal Policy Center and Life’s Kitchen.


Ph.D., Economics – Washington State University

MA, Economics – Washington State University

BBA, Business Economics – Boise State University

Featured Publications

“The Importance of Committee Assignment: Health Care Industry Political Action Committee Contributions and the House of Representatives” (with Randall W. Bennett), forthcoming, contemporary Economic Policy

“PAC Contributions from Sectors of the Financial Services Industry, 1998-2002” (with Randall W. Bennett), Atlantic Economic Journal, 36:407-419, (published online 24 August 2008)


Honored Faculty of Top Ten Scholar, Dan Simenc, 2009

Honored Faculty for Michael Gibbons, Department of Economics, COBE Outstanding Graduate, 2008

Honored Faculty of Top Ten Scholar and COBE Outstanding Student and Department of Economics Outstanding Graduate, Katie Street, 2007

Faculty Partner Award Nomination, Office of Student Affairs, 2006