Sarah Cosgrove

Professor / Chairperson

Economics

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Education

2003University of Wisconsin - MilwaukeePhD
2000University of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeM.A.
1996St. Norbert CollegeB.B.A

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.

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.

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.

An examination of the economics of urban areas, with an emphasis on the location decision of individuals, firms, and industries. Urban problems and public policy decision-making are covered.

An examination of the economics of urban areas, with an emphasis on the location decision of individuals, firms, and industries. Urban problems and public policy decision-making are covered.

In-depth coverage of an economic topic of contemporary interest; research paper required.

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.

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.
Register for this course.

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.

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