Dr. Lea-Rachel KosnikDr. Lea-Rachel Kosnik

Professor of Economics
DBA | Finance Theory and Applications Seminar

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Dr. Kosnik joined the Economics Department at UMSL in 2004, after receiving her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her main areas of expertise include environmental, energy, regulatory, and behavioral economics. She received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Ankara, Turkey, studying hydroelectric power and renewable energy in the Middle East. Dr. Kosnik has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses and published in a wide range of both academic and non-academic journals. (A 2016 Contemporary Economic Policy article received honorable mention as article of the year.) She has an active research agenda focusing on renewable energy and climate change, with a concurrent interest in Big Data empirical techniques and textual analysis/content analysis in particular. She currently serves as Midwest Representative and Regional Co-ordinator for the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists’ environmental sessions at the annual Midwest Economics Association meetings and is Past-President and current Board Member of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group.