Economic Opportunity

Making the global economy more equitable and inclusive.

Around the world and here, in the United States, providing economic opportunity for all is an increasingly daunting challenge. How can we create more just and equitable societies for everyone, including the world’s most vulnerable people?

At Korbel, professors like Ilene Grabel, a member of the UN Expert Group on Financing for Development, are challenging conventional wisdom and preparing our students to make a difference in the lives of less-advantaged communities.

That’s just what Korbel alumnus Gianni DiCioccio did when he took a position with the United Nations Development Program after earning his master’s degree in 2018. And here in Denver, students have opportunities to engage with professors like Rebecca Galemba on issues facing the immigrant community and Lapo Salucci on affordable housing.

Faculty Spotlight

Haider Khan

Haider A. Khan


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Singumbe Muyeba

Singumbe Muyeba

Assistant Professor

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Faculty Publications


Banking on Markets

Professor Rachel Epstein's book discusses the transformation of bank-state ties in Europe and beyond. Winner of the Ed A Hewett Book Prize awarded by the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Read more. 


When Things Don't Fall Apart

Professor Ilene Grable's book challenges the dominant view that the global financial crisis had little effect on global financial governance and developmental finance. Winner of three major international awards. Read more. 

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Examining Africa's Future

Jonathan Moyer, director of the Korbel School's Pardee Center for International Futures, is spearheading an effort to examine the key trends that may define Africa’s future development. 

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Di Cioccio
Challenge Conventional Wisdom

After earning his master’s degree in 2018, Di Cioccio took a position with the UN Development Programme, ensuring developing economies have cost-effective, reliable supplies.

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