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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News bias? You choose the news you wish to consume

During election season, people love to accuse the media of bias. Liberals and conservatives assail local and national newspapers, as well as various television newscasts, of tilting in one political direction or another. Since it is unlikely that a news source can be biased in both directions, many people’s perceptions must be erroneous.

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The complete guide to choosing a college major

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Scammers have not fallen victim to COVID-19

The COVID-19 epidemic has revealed that scammers are still alive and well. They nimbly offered nostrums to prevent or cure the virus to naïve buyers within a few weeks of the epidemic’s explosion. In doing so, the medical quacksters have lived up to their predecessors: let no health scare or new technology go to waste.

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Moral hazard in the labor market

In the wake of the disruption in America’s economy, legislators on both sides of the aisle quickly rushed through palliatives for American businesses and workers. In doing so, they may have created situations rife with what economists call “moral hazard,” situations where the affected parties have disincentives to mitigate losses.

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