Shawna Grosskopf

Professor Emerita

Economics Program

School of Public Policy

424 Bexell Hall

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

Phone: (541)737-9245

Adjunct Professor

Center for Resource and Environmental Economics

Umeå, Sweden


Research Interests

Shawna Grosskopf’s research interests are in public economics and performance measurement. Recent research has included work on the relative performance of charter schools, using directional distance functions to model and measure productivity in the presence of environmental byproducts, assessing performance in health care. She is an Associate Editor for Journal of Productivity Analysis and is on the Editorial Board of Health Care Management Science, Journal of Data Envelopment Analysis and has published over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 6 books. She is included in the ISI Web of Knowledge 250 most highly cited scholars in economics and finance in 2005, and Who’s Who in Economics (2002). She has received grants from U.S.E.P.A., U.S.D.A., New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science and Technology, NOAA and the Ford Foundation.

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Web Site


Brief Vita

Shawna Grosskopf received her Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1977. She joined the OSU Economics Department in 1998.

Selected Papers

"Characteristics of a Polluting Technology: Theory and Practice," Journal of Econometrics, 126, 2005, 469-492, with R. Färe, D. W. Noh, and W. Weber.

"Dynamic Network DEA: An Illustration", Journal of the Operating Research Society of Japan, 52:2, 2009, 147-164 with T. Bogetoft, K. Hayes, L. Taylor.

"Brainstorm: Occupational Choice, Bipolar Illness and Creativity", Journal of Economics and Human Biology, 8:10, 2010, 233-241 with C. Tremblay and K. Yang.

"Technological Change and Timing Reductions in Greenhouse gas emissions", Journal of Productivity Analysis, 32;2, 2012 205-216, with R. Fáre, D. Margaritis and W. Weber.

"Efficiency in Education: Research and Implications", Applied Economic Perspectivies and Policy, 36:2, 2014, 175-210, with K. Hayes and L. Taylor.