Dr. Wobbekind's research focuses on regional economic analysis. Included in this area would be state economic forecasting, policy analysis, fiscal(tax) analysis/forecasting and industry studies. The majority of this work is Colorado specific. A secondary area of Dr. Wobbekind's research is in sports economics. This includes research on race and ethnicity perception and how that may relate to salary arbitration. More recently his work with coauthors has focused on how other researchers measure racial difference.
Regional economic development and policy analysis, State econometric forecasting, Sports Economics
MBAC 6012 - Managerial Economics 2
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Develops a basic understanding of the macro economy and its relationship to an individual business or industry. This objective will be accomplished by understanding macroeconomic concepts and data sources, developing a basic model, understanding relevant policy instruments and integrating this information into the world economy.
MBAE 6010 - The Economics of Pricing, Price Forecasting, and the Macroeconomy
Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Examines Price Setting, Price Forecasting and Macroeconomics. Learn to identify consumer price-sensitivity, optimal pricing, and variability driven by consumer attributes. Predict direction of prices in competitive markets. Identify timeframe to profitably act upon this information and the impact of market structure and the level of slack in a market. Develop understanding of the economy as a system. Learn predictive tool for forecasting evolution of GDP, exchange rates, interest rates given policy changes or economic shocks.
MSBC 5490 - Supervised Business Analytics Internship
Provides an opportunity to execute a project for a company, integrating course work knowledge in an applied capstone experience. Allows first hand exposure to the business analytics as both an observer and creator of the business analytics process. Students work closely with an area client company to solve an important business analytics problem under the close supervision of the instructor.