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Lea-Rachel D. Kosnik, Ph.D.

Associate Professor kosnik
Department of Economics

Professor Kosnik joined the Economics Department at UMSL after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and then serving a post-doc at Montana State University. Her main areas of expertise include environmental economics, energy economics, and behavioral economics. She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and spent a year as a Fullbright Scholar in Ankara, Turkey. Professor Kosnik has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses, and is published in a wide range of both academic and non-academic journals. She has an active research agenda which includes analysis of hydroelectric dam regulation, renewable energy and climate change, and decision-theory in the context of behavioral judgment heuristics. She is a member of the American Economic Association, the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (where she serves as Midwest Representative and MEA meetings coordinator), the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (where she serves as past-president and board member), the Midwest Economics Association, the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, and the Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics.