faculty

Sarah Cosgrove, PhD

Professor / Chairperson

Economics

Contact

508-999-8102

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Liberal Arts 381

Education

2003University of Wisconsin - MilwaukeePhD
2000University of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeMA
1996St. Norbert CollegeBBA

Teaching

  • Industrial Organization
  • Urban Economics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Survey of the American economy focusing on markets, the price system, and resource allocation. Price determination in competitive and imperfectly-competitive markets. Applications in agricultural economics, legal prices, excise taxes, labor market issues, advertising, technological change, pollution and the environment, public goods, antitrust policy, international trade, and alternative economic systems.

Survey of the American economy focusing on markets, the price system, and resource allocation. Price determination in competitive and imperfectly-competitive markets. Applications in agricultural economics, legal prices, excise taxes, labor market issues, advertising, technological change, pollution and the environment, public goods, antitrust policy, international trade, and alternative economic systems.

Contemporary intermediate treatment of microeconomic theory, applications, and price policy. Covers the theory of price determination, resource allocation, income distribution, and welfare economics. Perfectly competitive markets and models of imperfect competition are covered. Theory is integrated with public policy questions.

This course will study the fascinating and growing field of environmental and natural resource economics. All the topics covered (e.g., property rights and externalities, regulation and pollution control) will be examined as part of the general focus on the problem of economic growth in the presence of limited environmental and natural resources. We will employ the tools from `basic' microeconomic theory to study the relationship between the economy and the natural environment

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Survey of the American economy focusing on markets, the price system, and resource allocation. Price determination in competitive and imperfectly-competitive markets. Applications in agricultural economics, legal prices, excise taxes, labor market issues, advertising, technological change, pollution and the environment, public goods, antitrust policy, international trade, and alternative economic systems.
Register for this course.

Contemporary intermediate treatment of microeconomic theory, applications, and price policy. Covers the theory of price determination, resource allocation, income distribution, and welfare economics. Perfectly competitive markets and models of imperfect competition are covered. Theory is integrated with public policy questions.
Register for this course.

Survey of the American economy focusing on markets, the price system, and resource allocation. Price determination in competitive and imperfectly-competitive markets. Applications in agricultural economics, legal prices, excise taxes, labor market issues, advertising, technological change, pollution and the environment, public goods, antitrust policy, international trade, and alternative economic systems.
Register for this course.

Survey of the American economy focusing on markets, the price system, and resource allocation. Price determination in competitive and imperfectly-competitive markets. Applications in agricultural economics, legal prices, excise taxes, labor market issues, advertising, technological change, pollution and the environment, public goods, antitrust policy, international trade, and alternative economic systems.
Register for this course.

Intermediate writing in economics with variable content. The economic issues covered vary by instructor and semester, but the course focuses on the tools and practice of professional writing in economics. Students engage in low and high stakes writing assignments with a focus on research writing, integration, and synthesis of knowledge from diverse sources, policy analysis and proper citation and formatting.
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Research

Research interests

  • Economics Education
  • Research-Based Instructional Strategies
  • Transportation
  • Regulation

Select publications

  • Olitsky, Neal H. and Sarah B. Cosgrove (2016).
    “The Better Blend? Flipping the Principles of Microeconomics Classroom”
    International Review of Economics Education , 21, 1-11.
  • Cosgrove, Sarah B. and Neal H. Olitsky (2015).
    “Knowledge Retention and Online Course Work: Evidence from Principles of Economics.”
    Southern Economic Journal , 82, 556-579.
  • Olitsky, Neal H. and Sarah B. Cosgrove (2014).
    “The Effect of Blended Courses on Student Learning: Evidence from Introductory Economics Courses.”
    International Review of Economics Education , 15, 17-31.