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Kathryn Birkeland

Kathryn Birkeland
Assistant Professor
Economics, MIS and Decision Sciences, School of Business
UB Beacom Hall 111
Phone: 605-677-5319
Teaching Interests:
Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Principles of Economics
Research Interests:
Macroeconomic labor dynamics, the economics of higher education, scholarship of teaching.
Education:
  • Ph D, Economics, Arizona State University, 2007
  • MS, Economics, Arizona State University, 2004
  • BBA, Economics, University of South Dakota, 2001
Grants:
  • The Wisconsin Covenant: A Closer Look at Participants, Access, and Redistribution in Higher Education, University of Wisconsin La Crosse Faculty Research Grant, (2007 - 2008)
Publications:
  • Birkeland, K., Eating In: employment and home production during the Great Recession, Applied Economics Letters.
  • Birkeland, K., Carr, D., Lavin, A., (2013), The Impact of Inflation on Endowment Assets, Research in Higher Education Journal, vol. 21.
  • Birkeland, K., Giddings, L., Anderson, D., Is it Profitable to offer Paid Leave? A Case Study of the Legal Profession, Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues.
  • Birkeland, K., Arney, J., (2011), The Wisconsin Covenant: A Closer Look at Participants, Access, and Redistribution in Higher Education, State and Local Government Review, vol. 43, iss. 1, pp. 6-16.
  • Birkeland, K., Brooks, T., Knowles, E., Murray, J., Strangman, L., (2010), Of Mice and Men: Using a Book Club to Improve Teaching , Teaching Professor Newsletter, iss. Dec 2010, p. 3.
  • Birkeland, K., Anderson, D., Giddings, L., (2009), Employee Opinion on Work-Family Benefits: Evidence from the U.S., New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, vol. 34, iss. 3, pp. 26-42.
  • Birkeland, K., Prescott, E., (2007), On the Needed Quantity of Government Debt, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis Quarterly Review, vol. 31, iss. 1.
  • Birkeland, K., Rogerson, R., (2005), Organizational Dynamics Over the Business Cycle: A View on Jobless Recoveries, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review, vol. 87, iss. 4, pp. 555-579.
Presentations:
  • Birkeland, K. (2014, February). Assessing and Evaluating Student Learning. Presented at the Assessing and Evaluating Student Learning Workshop, USD.
  • Birkeland, K. (2014, January). Revise and Resubmit: Using Exams as Teaching Tools. Presented at the Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Birkeland, K. (2013, October). Toward a more complete picture: Taxes, Higher Education Funding, and Student Aid. Presented at the Missouri Valley Economic Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Lavin, A., Birkeland, K., Carr, D. (2013, February). Impact of Inflation on the Endowment. Presented at the USD Foundation Board Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Birkeland, K., Weinandt, M., Carr, D. (2013, January). Students Outcomes in Principles: Online vs Face to Face Delivery. Presented at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Birkeland, K. (2012, November). Reverse Marketization. Presented at the Southern Economic Association Annual Meeting and Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Birkeland, K. (2012, October). Redistribution and Access: Evaluating State Higher Education Financing and Student Aid Policies. Presented at the Macroeconomics Reunion Conference, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.
  • Carr, D., Birkeland, K., Lavin, A. (2012, October). Impact of Inflation on the Endowment. Presented at the Investment Committee of USD Foundation, MUC 216.
  • Birkeland, K., Weinandt, M., Carr, D. (2012, April). Students Outcomes in Principles: Online vs Face to Face Delivery. Presented at the Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Birkeland, K., VanDerSluis, E. (2011, October). The European Crisis. Presented at the International Forum, USD - Farber Hall.
  • Birkeland, K. (2011, March). Revise and Resubmit: Using Exams as Teaching Tools. Presented at the Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO.
  • Birkeland, K., Brooks, T., Knowles, E., Murray, J., Strangman, L. (2010, August). Of Mice and Men: Using a Book Club as a Means to Improve . Presented at the 12th Annual Converence on Teaching and Learning, La Crosse, WI.
  • Birkeland, K., Arney, J. (2010, January). The Wisconsin Covenant: A Closer Look at Participants, Access, and Redistribution in Higher Education. Presented at the 15th Annual Faculty Research Day, La Crosse, WI.
  • Birkeland, K., Arney, J. (2009, December). The Wisconsin Covenant: A Closer Look at Participants, Access, and Redistribution in Higher Education. Presented at the Economics Department Seminar, La Crosse, WI.
  • Birkeland, K. (2009, September). The Exam is Not the End. Presented at the 11th Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning, La Crosse, WI.
  • Birkeland, K., Arney, J. (2009, March). The Wisconsin Covenant: A Closer Look at Participants, Access, and Redistribution in Higher Education. Presented at the Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH.
  • Birkeland, K. (2008, October). Alliance 2008: Recruiting & Retaining Talent is Everyone's Business.. Presented at the 7 Rivers Alliance Meeting, La Crosse, WI.
  • Birkeland, K. (2008, March). Procyclical Productivity with Fiscal Shocks. Presented at the Midwest Economic Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.