Alcoa Foundation & Colorado School of Mines - Faculty Research Team
Edward J. Balistreri is an Associate Professor in the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines. His research focuses on the formulation of numeric simulation models of economic policy and outcomes. Balistreri's models have been used to analyze a diverse set of topics including global climate and commercial policy. He has also contributed to the literature on structural estimation and the empirical calibration of advanced models of industrial organization and trade. Prior to his entry into academics, Balistreri worked as an economist for the United States International Trade Commission. Dr. Balistreri holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Colorado -- Boulder.
Roderick Eggert is Professor and Director of the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines, where he has taught since 1986. Previously he taught at the Pennsylvania State University and held research appointments at Resources for the Future (Washington, D.C.) and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (Austria). Between 1989 and 2006, he was Editor of Resources Policy, an international journal of mineral economics and policy. His research and teaching have focused on various aspects of mineral economics and public policy, including mineral exploration, metal demand, mining and sustainable development, mineral and metal markets, and critical minerals and materials. He received the 2010 Mineral Economics Award of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers. He chaired the National Research Council committee that wrote the 2008 book Minerals, Critical Minerals, and the US Economy (National Academies Press) and served on the study committee that prepared the 2011 report Energy Critical Elements: Securing Materials for Emerging Technologies (American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society). Professor Eggert has a B.A. in earth sciences from Dartmouth College, a M.S. in geochemistry and mineralogy from Penn State University, and a Ph.D. in mineral economics also from Penn State.
Michael Heeley is an Associate Professor in the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines. He received his Ph.D. in Business Policy and Strategy and a M.S. in Statistics from the University of Washington. He also received an M.S. in Mining Engineering from the University of Nevada and a B.Eng (Hons) in Mining from the Camborne School of Mines. His research and teaching interests are in the area of technology and innovation management. Recent research has focused on investigating what drives the development of valuable firm innovations and has been published in a number of journals including the Strategic Management Journal and the Academy of Management Journal.
Daniel Kaffine is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines. He received his Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Management from the University of California – Santa Barbara in 2007, and holds an M.A. in Economics, B.S. in Physics, and B.A. in Applied Mathematics. His teaching and research interests have focused on resource, energy, and environmental economics, with a focus on analytical and computational methods. Recent publications have examined consumer response to increased energy prices, as well as comparison of alternative policy instruments within a computational general equilibrium model.
John Tilton is a Research Faculty Member in the Division of Economics and Business at the Colorado School of Mines. Over the past 30 years his teaching and research interests have focused on economic and policy issues associated with the metal industries and markets, examining the role of mining in economic development, the environment and mining, the recycling of metals, productivity growth in mining, comparative advantage in metal trade, and the long-run availability of mineral commodities. He is the author of four books and numerous professional articles.