Alicia Rosburg

Associate Professor of Economics

Provost's Fellow for Sustainability




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. 


Responsibilities

Economics Club faculty advisor
Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture Advisory Board member
UNI Sustainability and Environmental Faculty Advisory Board member


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.  


Latest News & Views


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Aspiring entrepreneur hopes to make killing, gets shamed

You may recall a recent news story and photo of a young, enterprising man with a garage full of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, and other merchandise. This was early in March, and he decided to invest money in items that might escalate in value. Although there was a “run” on toilet paper, the young man certainly did not “corner the market” on these commodities. He broke no laws or used any inside political advantage. Other people were free to stuff their garages with toilet paper and hand sanitizers.

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Jepson Forum shares a global vision with a local focus

Lawrence Jepson understood the importance of global economics long before many of his peers in the 1970s. A Wall Street businessman, Jepson used to say if a Zurich banker sneezed, someone in the United States caught a cold. Jepson came to the United States as an immigrant from Denmark.

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UNIBusiness alumna tackles sustainability issues on national scale

With a UNIBusiness education as a base, Becca Flynn Kettman (Marketing ’14) has been serving a larger purpose in her career track — working to improve and preserve our planet. Kettman is a fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water in Cincinnati, Ohio. 

2 months 2 weeks ago
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Did You Know you Can Create Polls in Zoom?

If you’re prepared for each meeting with an agenda and/or classroom instruction and you’d like to take a poll, simply set one up prior to the meeting directly in Zoom. It’s easy to do and you’re able to share the results with participants during the meeting and download the results.

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How to Look Like a Rockstar in Zoom

Zoom has become the virtual meeting platform of choice for thousands of people due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re new to Zoom, or virtual meetings in general, the idea of online meetings can be overwhelming for us who’ve never worked or taken classes from home.

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How to Successfully Lead an Effective Team of Newly Remote Workers

COVID-19 is forcing us to make organizational adjustments that are outside of the comfort zone for some. Although it’s been reported that 43 percent of employees work remotely with some frequency, leading a team of employees from afar can feel daunting, especially if those employees are new to working from home. 

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