Alicia Rosburg

Associate Professor of Economics

Provost's Fellow for Sustainability

Alicia Rosburg
Location: 

CBB 209

Phone: 
(319) 273-3263

Alicia Rosburg

Associate Professor of Economics

Provost's Fellow for Sustainability

Alicia Rosburg grew up in Boone, Iowa, and graduated from UNI with a degree in economics. She earned a doctorate and returned to the UNI economics department as a faculty member in 2011. Since 2018, she has served as the Provost’s Fellow for Sustainability and serves as an advisory faculty member to the Iowa Waste Reduction Center. Her work has been published in a variety of top academic journals. In her courses, she strives to create a positive environment to help transition any trepidation of economics into an appreciation of the subject.

Hobbies & Interests:
Rosburg loves to spend time with her family. She enjoys CrossFit, family bike rides, and driveway basketball games. With two UNI alumni in the household, the Rosburg family attends as many Panther events as possible. They also endure the rollercoaster of emotion that comes with being Chicago Cubs fans.

Education: 

Ph.D. (Economics) Iowa State University; B.A. (Economics) University of Northern Iowa
 

Teaching Interests: 

Environmental Economics, Principles of Microeconomics, Introduction to Decision Techniques

Research Interests: 

Alicia Rosburg researches in the areas of energy economics, agricultural economics, and intergenerational mobility. The primary focus of her research has been on the economics of second generation biofuels. 

Professional Accomplishments: 

Alicia Rosburg returned to the Department of Economics, from which she received her undergraduate degree, as a faculty member in 2012. Alicia has published eight articles related to energy economics, intergenerational mobility, and housing markets. These publications have appeared in a variety of academic journals including Journal of Applied Econometrics, Energy Economics, Economic Inquiry, BioEnergy Research, and Journal of Housing Research. She also developed the Biofuel Breakeven (BIOBREAK) model used for research projects by the National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council.

In 2013, she was selected for a Pre-tenure Summer Fellowship and was named a distinguished member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars for contributions to the classroom, the campus, and the community.