Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Economics welcomed two new faculty members this fall. 

Associate Professor Grant Jacobsen is an energy economist with a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California-Santa Barbara. His work has addressed topics related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, electricity pricing, air pollution, extraction of natural gas and oil, carbon offsets, climate change awareness, and voluntary environmental protection. Professor Jacobsen will teach courses in Energy Economics, Environmental Economics, and Microeconomics.


Assistant Professor Katie Bollman is an applied microeconomist with a Ph.D. from Michigan State University. Katie's research focuses on policies, events, and incentives that affect marginalized groups. She is currently studying the effects of technology and regulatory changes on court actors and judicial outcomes. Professor Bollman will teach courses in Economics of Discrimination, Economics of Inequality, and Econometrics.