Anne Walker Named New Brandt Foundation Fellow

Anne Walker

Anne Walker, a lecturer in the Department of Economics, has been selected by the Brandt Foundation for the position of Brandt Foundation Fellow of Free Enterprise Capitalism.

“This is very exciting,” said COBE Dean Mark Bannister. “It emphasizes the importance of teaching economics to a broad range of students and is a way to support an effective instructor in a role which benefits students, the department and the college.”

Walker joined Boise State in fall of 2017.

“I’m proud to continue the relationship with the Brandt Foundation and help promote their goals of economic education as well as advocating open markets, free trade, limited government and private property,” said Walker. “As the new Brandt Fellow of Free Enterprise Capitalism, my primary roles will be engaging students in the study of economics and coordinating the annual Brandt Foundation Lecture Series. The Department of Economics is grateful for the Brandt Foundation’s support and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership for many years.”

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 extensively in private industry as a project manager and business consultant. She currently teaches courses in both macroeconomics and microeconomics and will teach global economics in Boise State’s Professional MBA program.

The John H. and Orah I. Brandt Foundation has generously supported the College of Business and Economics and the Department of Economics at Boise State University since 2003. They have provided financial support for the Brandt Fellow of Free Enterprise Capitalism and sponsored the annual Brandt Foundation Lecture Series which features nationally renowned speakers on current issues in economics.