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					                                   CURRICULUM VITA
                                   Lea-Rachel D. Kosnik
                                       February 2008


ADDRESS
Department of Economics
University of Missouri-St. Louis                             Phone: (314) 516-5564
8001 Natural Bridge Rd.                                        Fax: (314) 516-5352
St. Louis, MO 63121                                       E-mail: kosnikl@umsl.edu


EDUCATION
Ph.D. 2002 Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
           Major Fields: Environmental Economics and Public Economics
           Minor Field: Development Economics
M.A. 1998 Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. 1994 Economics (Honors), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE
2004-       Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-St. Louis
2002 – 2004 Adjunct Professor, Montana State University, Bozeman
2001 – 2002 Post-doc, Political Economy Research Center, Bozeman
1998 - 2001 Research Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles
1997 – 2000 Teaching Assistant, University of California, Los Angeles


HONORS
2007          Article “The Greening of Higher Education” noted as a Top Ten download on the
              Social Science Research Network website, in category AE: Environmental Ethics,
              Ecology, Ethical Treatment of Nonhuman Animals.
2006          2006 Gerald and Deanne Gitner Excellence in Teaching Award
2005          “Rising Star” Nomination by Economics Department Chair Susan Feigenbaum,
              and University of Missouri, St. Louis Provost Glen Cope, for The Chronicle of
              Higher Education’s Annual Award
2001          Nonprofit Dissertation Fellowship, School of Public Policy and Social
              Research, University of California, Los Angeles
1999          Summer Research Mentorship Fellowship, University of California, Los Angeles
1998 – 1999   Full Academic Year Research Mentorship Fellowship, University of
              California, Los Angeles
1995 – 1996   Fulbright Fellowship, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
1990          Valedictorian of West Bloomfield High School, Michigan




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PUBLICATIONS
Kosnik, L.R. 2007. “The Greening of Higher Education.” Association of Environmental and
Resource Economists Newsletter 27(2):22-25.

Kosnik, L.R. 2006. “Sources of Bureaucratic Delay: A Case Study of FERC Dam
Relicensing.” The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 22(1):258-288.

Meiners, R.E. and Kosnik, L.R. 2003. “Restoring Harmony in the Klamath Basin.” PERC
Policy Series 27:1-28.

Anderson, T.L. and Kosnik, L.R. 2002. “Sustainable Skepticism and Sustainable
Development.” Case Western Reserve Law Review 53(2):439-48.

Yandle, B., Morriss, A.P. and Kosnik, L.R. 2002. Regulating Air Quality Through Litigation:
The Diesel Engine Episode Bozeman: PERC.

Yandle, B., Morriss, A.P. and Kosnik, L.R. 2002. “Regulation by Litigation: The Diesel
Engine Episode.” PERC Policy Series 25:1-27.


ARTICLES IN PRESS or UNDER REVIEW
Kosnik, L.R. 2007. “The Changing Structure of the Nonfederal Hydroelectric Power Industry.”
In press at Energy Economics.

Kosnik, L.R. 2007. “Refusing to Budge: A Confirmatory Bias in Decision Making?” In press
at Mind and Society.

Kosnik, L.R. 2007. “Time to Pick a Fight? Interest Group Decision Making to Enter the
Hydropower Regulatory Process.” In review at Southern Economic Journal.

Kosnik, L.R. 2008. “Balancing Environmental Protection and Energy Production in the Federal
Hydropower Licensing Process.” In review at The Journal of Law and Economics.


WORKING PAPERS
Kosnik, L.R. 2008. “A Measure of the Costs and Benefits of Small Hydropower Development.”
Working Paper.

Kosnik, L.R. 2008. “Hydropower’s Potential in the Fight Against Global Warming.” Working
Paper (28 pgs.)

Kosnik, L.R. 2004. “An Aggregation Effect in Behavioral Decision-Making.” Working Paper
(30 pgs.)

Kosnik, L.R. 2007. “Hydropower: A Comparative Regulatory Analysis of the U.S., New
Zealand, and China.” Working Paper.


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COURSES TAUGHT
Graduate:     Microeconomics, Public Choice, Independent Study

Undergraduate:       Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Public Finance,
                     Natural Resource Economics, Industrial Organization, Cost-Benefit
                     Analysis, Independent Study


POPULAR PRESS PUBLICATIONS
Kosnik, L.R. January 22, 2008. “Hydro Doesn’t Have to Be Big.” Miller McCune Web
Magazine http://miller-mccune.com/main/article/142.

Kosnik, L.R. January 23, 2008. “Reducing the Big Problem of Climate Change by Adding
Little Hydroelectric Plants.” Miller McCune Web Magazine http://miller-
mccune.com/main/article/143.

Kosnik, L.R. January 24, 2008. “Big Hydro is Dead! Long Live Big Hydro!” Miller McCune
Web Magazine http://miller-mccune.com/main/article/142.


INTERVIEWS/WRITE-UPS
Balch, Oliver. November 10, 2007. “Greening Campuses.” Ethical Corporation. (Review and
summary of my article “The Greening of Higher Education.”)

Deck-Miller, Annie. December 9-15, 2005. “Agreement Addresses Range of Development
Issues.” Business First. (Interview with a regional New York newspaper on the effects of a
recent hydroelectric power licensing agreement.)


CONFERENCE & SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS
“Balancing Environmental Protection and Energy Production in the Federal Hydropower
Licensing Process.” American Economic Association Annual Meetings, New Orleans,
Louisiana, January 2008. Paper Presentation and Session Discussant.

“Balancing Environmental Protection and Energy Production in the Federal Hydropower
Licensing Process.” Southern Economic Association’s Annual Conference. New Orleans,
Louisiana, November 2007. Paper Presentation, Session Discussant, Session Chair, and Session
Organizer.

Midwest Economics Association’s Annual Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2007.
Session Discussant and Session Chair.

“The Changing Structure of the Nonfederal Hydroelectric Power Industry” American Economic
Association Annual Meetings, Chicago, Illinois, January 2007. Paper Presentation.




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“The Changing Structure of the Nonfederal Hydroelectric Power Industry” International
Industrial Organization Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2006. Paper Presentation and
Session Discussant.

“The Changing Structure of the Nonfederal Hydroelectric Power Industry” Missouri Economics
Conference, Columbia, Missouri, March 2006. Paper Presentation.

“Interest Group Battle Choice: When is it Time to Pick a Fight?” American Economic
Association Annual Meetings, Boston, Massachusetts, January 2006. Paper Presentation.

“Interest Group Battle Choice: When is it Time to Pick a Fight?” The Universities Council on
Water Resources/The National Institutes for Water Resources Annual Conference, Portland,
Maine, July 2005. Paper Presentation.

“Interest Group Battle Choice: When is it Time to Pick a Fight?” Missouri Economics
Conference, Columbia, Missouri, April 2005. Paper Presentation.

“Evidence of a Directional Confirmatory Bias Effect,” Midwest Economic Association
Meetings, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, March 2005. Paper Presentation and Session Chair.

“Evidence of a Directional Confirmatory Bias Effect,” Seminar for the Economics Department at
the University of Missouri, Columbia, February 2005. Invited Lecture.

“Competition for Regulatory Influence in the U.S. Hydroelectric Relicensing Process,” 2nd
World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists, June 2002. Paper Presentation and
Session Discussant.


WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
Various Approaches to Assessing the Evolution and Impact of Alternative Institutional
Structures: A Workshop, hosted by Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. March
2007. Registered Participant.

The 8th Annual Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics (HERE) Workshop, hosted
by Iowa State University and the U.S. EPA, Ames, Iowa. September 2006. Registered
Participant.

“CRES Industrial Organization Workshop.” Washington University in St. Louis, Olin School of
Business. June 2005. Invited Participant.

Mentoring Junior Faculty Workshop, hosted by the Committee on the Status of Women in the
Economics Profession (CSWEP) at the Southern Economic Association meetings. November
2004. Invited Participant.




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GRANTS/FELLOWSHIPS
University of Missouri, St. Louis. Small Grants Award. October, 2007. $870.

University of Missouri, St. Louis. Research Award. February, 2007. $7,000.

University of Missouri, St. Louis. Small Grants Award. October, 2006. $660.

University of Missouri, St. Louis - Center for International Studies. CASS Fellowship to travel
to the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. November, 2006. Full travel funds.

University of Missouri, St. Louis. Small Grants Award. November, 2005. $900.

University of Missouri, St. Louis. Research Award. February, 2005. $7,637.

Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). CEMENT Award:
Mentoring Junior Faculty. November, 2004. Funds to attend a mentoring workshop at the
annual Southern Economic Association meetings.

University of Missouri, St. Louis. Small Grants Award. November, 2004. $780.


PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
Dispute Resolution Panel Member, for Federal Hydropower Dam Relicenses. 2005-ongoing.
Selected by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission of the U.S. Government.

Grant Reviewer: University of Missouri Research Board, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.

Journal Reviewer: Contemporary Economic Policy, 2005.

Textbook Reviewer: Worth Economics, 2007; Addison Wesley Publishing Company, 2004.

U.S. Academic Decathlon Question Reviewer in Economics: 2007.


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Economic Association
Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
Midwest Economics Association
Southern Economic Association
Society for the Advancement of Behavioral Economics
Transportation and Public Utilities Group




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UNIVERSITY SERVICE
Economics Department Alumni Coordinator. 2007-Ongoing.

New Student Orientation. 2007. Faculty Department Representative.

Economic Department’s “Economic Issues Forum.” 2006-2007. Director.

Focus on Teaching and Technology Conference. 2006. UMSL Faculty Panel Member.

Search Committee for new Associate Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic
Education. 2006. Outside Faculty Member.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Meeting. April, 2006. Economic’s Faculty Attendee.

CONNECT Conference. 2006. UMSL Faculty Participant.

Economic Department’s Sharon G. Levin Economics Scholarship Committee. 2006. Faculty
Committee Member.

New Faculty Orientation Welcoming Committee. August 2005.

Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Veblen Research Paper Awards. 2005. Judging
Committee Member.

Chancellor’s Address to the Community. 2005. Faculty Participant.

University of Missouri, St. Louis Graduation Ceremony. Spring, 2005. Winter 2005. Spring,
2007. Fall 2007. Faculty Participant.

Center for Teaching and Learning; Various Seminars and Programs on University and Teaching
Development. 2004, 2005, 2006. Program Participant.

“NABE Panel to Meet New Faculty.” November 2004. Invited Panelist.

“Faculty Conversation on Research” meeting at the Chancellor’s Residence. October 2004.
Invited Participant.




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