CSU System


Colorado Futures Center



Areas of Expertise

Colorado economic forecasting

Phyllis Resnick

Resnick is one of the co-founders of the Colorado Futures Center and as both executive director and chief economist forecasts and analyzes fiscal and budget decisions in the state.

Resnick’s most recent research focuses on fiscal sustainability, economic impact analysis, and the political, economic and distributional effects of fiscal rules such as tax and expenditure limitations. Her fiscal forecasts have been integral to budget decisions for the state of Colorado, in the cities of Boulder, Arvada, Denver, and Aurora, for the state transportation budget, and for public enterprises including Xcel Energy and many of Colorado’s metropolitan planning organizations.

Together with Research Director Jennifer Newcomer, Resnick has expanded the Center’s research portfolio to include work on family economic security and community economic health. In May 2021, she was invited to join the Regional Economic Development Institute (REDI) as a Colorado State University Research Associate.

Resnick earned her master’s degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, and her Ph.D. from the University of Colorado Denver.