Lisa Jepsen

Professor of Economics

Lisa Jepsen

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(319) 273-2592

Lisa Jepsen

Professor of Economics

Lisa Jepsen joined the Department of Economics in 2000 after teaching at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Rockhurst College and Vanderbilt University. She also worked as a forensic economic consultant. Jepsen published a recent article in the Journal of Sports Economics with Christopher Jepsen entitled "Race and National Football League Player Salaries After Controlling for Fantasy Statistics and Arrests." She is currently studying player protests in the NFL.

Jepsen enjoys getting to know our students on an individual basis. One of her favorite jobs at UNI is being the pre-law advisor for students at UNI Business. Helping students navigate the challenges of preparing for law school has been a rewarding experience.

Hobbies & Interests
When not in the classroom, Lisa enjoys kayaking and snowshoeing because she can get outside and spend some time in nature. She really loves her dogs, too!


Ph.D. (Economics) Vanderbilt University; M.A. (Economics) University of Missouri-Kansas City; B.A. (Economics) Grinnell College.

Teaching Interests

Principles of Microeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Law and Economics, Managerial Economics.

Research Interests

Lisa researches in the areas of economic demography, labor economics, and law and economics. One focus of her research is on same-sex couples and the relationship between wages and sexual orientation. She has a recent article forthcoming in the Review of Economics of the Household with Christopher Jepsen entitled "Self-Employment, Earnings, and Sexual Orientation." She is currently studying the relationship between race and earnings in the NFL.

Professional Accomplishments

She received the University Book and Supply Outstanding Teaching Award in 2004, the Class of 1943 Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2008, and the CBA Faculty Teaching Award in 2010. She is the winner of the Mid-West One UNIque Advising Award (2012-13) and the NACADA Outstanding Advising Award Winner in the Faculty Advising category. She has supervised several undergraduate research projects.