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Gebhardt, Karen Instructor

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Research

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  • Dr Gebhardt's research interests, publications and presentations involve economics education and the economics of human-wildlife interaction. Before joining academia, she worked as an Economist at the USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services/National Wildlife Research Center conducting research on the interactions of humans and wildlife. Her current research focuses on using learning analytics to improve student learning outcomes in economics education with an emphasis on improving grades and completion rates in online courses.

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ECON 2020 - Principles of Macroeconomics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Provides an overview of the economy, examining the flows of resources and outputs and the factors determining the levels of income and prices. Explores policy problems of inflation, unemployment and economic growth.
  • ECON 3070 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Explores theory and application of models of consumer choice, firm and market organization, and general equilibrium. Extensions include intertemporal decisions, decisions under uncertainty, externalities, and strategic interaction.
  • ECON 3080 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces theories of aggregate economic activity including the determination of income, employment, and prices; economic growth; and fluctuations. Macroeconomic policies are explored in both closed and open economy models. ECON 3070 ECON and 3080 may be taken in any order; there is no recommended sequence.
  • ECON 4111 - Money and Banking Systems
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Discusses money, financial institutions and the monetary-financial system in a modern economy.
  • ENVM 5004 - Public Finance and the Environment
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Explores the impact of a variety of factors that may result in market failures, including public goods, externalities, information asymmetries and uncertainty, with a special focus on the environment and natural resources. Government polices as a mitigating policy tool for market failures impacting the environment are assessed
  • ENVM 6100 - Special Topics for Master of the Environment Program
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Spring 2019
    A variety of topics not currently offered in curriculum; offered depending on instructor availability and student demand.
  • ENVM 6101 - Special Topics for Master of the Environment Program
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    A variety of topics not currently offered in curriculum; offered depending on instructor availability and student demand.

Background

International Activities

global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)