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About Zeynep Hansen

Dr. Zeynep Hansen is the Chair and a Professor of Economics at the College of Business and Economics (COBE). She joined the Department of Economics in Fall 2007. Prior to that date, she was Assistant Professor of Organization and Strategy at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. She completed her doctoral studies in University of Arizona in 2002. She is a proud graduate of Boise State University in 1997 with majors of Economics and Mathematics. Her fields of specialization within economics include industrial organization, applied microeconomics and economic history. Dr. Hansen is currently doing research in a wide range of topics including: pharmaceutical and biotechnology strategic alliances, learning and diversity in team work, medical malpractice cases and water infrastructure allocation in the western United States. Her teaching interests are in Health Economics, History of Economic Thought and the U.S. Economic History.


Present Chair and Professor, Department of Economics, Boise State University

Curriculum Vitae


Honors and Awards

  • Boise State University, College of Business and Economics Advisory Council (COBEAC), Faculty Research Award Nominee, August 2009
  • Boise State University, College of Business and Economics, Summer Research Proposal Award (with Scott E. Lowe), June 2009
  • Boise State University, College of Business and Economics, Wallace G. Kay Undergraduate Writing Competition, Nominating Faculty of the Winner, 2008 & 2009
  • University of Arizona, Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2000


  • GENBUS250-001: COBE Residential College Course
  • ECON311-001: History Economic Thought
  • ECON440G-001: Health Economics

Contact Information

Department of Economics
College of Business and Economics
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725 - 1620
Phone: (208) 426 3314
Fax: (208) 426 2071


Articles (6)

Contributions to Books (2)

Technical Reports (1)

Presentations (1)