Chris Loucks has been selected as the new chair of the Department of Economics. “I am very pleased that Chris is willing to serve in this important capacity.” Said Ken Petersen in an email announcement.
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.