Sarah B. Cosgrove

Associate Professor

Office: Group I, Room 381
Telephone: 508.999.8102
Fax: 508.990.9674


Fall 2016 Office Hours:

M 10-12, T Th 12:30-1:30

Sarah teaches the Industrial Organization sequence as well as Intermediate and Principles of Microeconomics.  Her research focuses on the effects of regulations on imperfectly competitive markets and government regulation of transportation. She came to UMass Dartmouth from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) in Washington, DC where she worked for one year after completing her MA and Ph.D. in Economics from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.

Courses include:

ECO 231 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 232 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECO 301 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECO 355 Antitrust Law and Economics
ECO 401 Industrial Organization and Antitrust Policy
ECO 402 Economics of Regulation
ECO 461 Urban Economics


CPI and PPI (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Federal Reserve
Congressional Budget Office
Bureau of Economic Analysis
Government Accountability Office
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Federal Budget Simulation
Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)

Recent Publications:

Passenger Car Equivalents of Light Duty Trucks and the Costs of Mixed Vehicle Traffic: Evidence from Michigan, Journal of the Transportation Research Forum, forthcoming Fall 2011.

The External Congestion Costs of Differential Vehicle Size, with William Holahan, Journal of Transport Economics and Policy, v46, n1, January 2012, 67-78.

The Economist as Dean: An Investigation of the Academic Training of Business School Deans, with M. Scott Niederjohn, Eastern Economic
Journal, v36, 2010, 217-228.

The Effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 on Audit Fees, with M. Scott Niederjohn, Journal of Business Strategies, v25, n1, Spring 2008, 31-52.

Incentive Regulation in Local Telecommunications: The Effects on Price Markups, Journal of Regulatory Economics, v30, n2, August 2006, 217-231.

Teaching the Economics of Urban Sprawl in the Principles of Economics Course, with William L. Holahan, Journal of Economic Education,
v35, n3, Summer 2004, 295-303.