Jennifer C. Coats, PhD.

Clinical Professor

Finance and Real Estate

Fields of Expertise


Areas of Interest

Microfinance, Private provision of public goods, Common property resources


Jennifer Coats is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Finance at Colorado State University. Her research applies the experimental method to investigate microfinance, the private provision of public goods, and common property resources. She has published articles in Economic Inquiry and the Journal of Public Economics. She was a 2011-2012 Resident Research Fellow in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University. Among other courses, she teaches Financial Markets and Methods in the in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise (GSSE) Masters in Business Administration program and International Finance. She is very active in the First Generation Awards Committee and volunteers in the Poudre School District. In her free time she enjoys skiing, running, hiking, camping, and reading.