Nobel Prize Winner with Ties to Conifer

Paul Romer, son of former Colorado Governor Roy Romer, was one of the people just awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics. Did you know that Conifer Mountain was a development by Roy Romer and that many of the roads on the mountain, including Paul's Drive, were named after his family? A little historical tidbit from Frank Fransioli who alerted us to this news! Read more below!


Video: Former Colorado Gov. Romer’s Son Awarded Nobel Prize In Economics « CBS Denver

One of the winners of this year's Nobel Prize in economics is the son of former Colorado Gov. Roy Romer. Paul Romer was awarded the the 2018 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics Sciences.

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018
The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 was divided equally between William D. Nordhaus "for integrating climate change into long-run macroeconomic analysis" and Paul M. Romer "for integrating technological innovations into long-run macroeconomic analysis."

"The area's best views are seen from Conifer Mountain...include Denver city lights, Denver International Airport, Pike's Peak, Mt. Evans' and the Continental Divide. Many of the roads on Conifer Mountain were named after Governor Romer's family members including Bea's Drive named after his wife. Other roads include Christopher Drive, Mary's Drive, Paul's Drive, Thomas Drive, Nancy's Lane, Timothy Drive, Edward Drive and Barney's Gulch to mention a few."

Source: Conifer Mountain, Conifer Colorado, 80433 

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