Our Centers & Affiliated Faculty
We've developed a network of affiliated faculty and Centers for Economic Education at colleges and universities across the state. These faculty members and centers, along with the Minnesota Council on Economic Education, provide professional development opportunities to teachers in addition to supporting student and community programs throughout the year.
St. Catherine University Center for Economic Education - MN Center for Diversity in EconomicsKristine Lamm West, PHD(612) 962-5686 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Center Website
Kristine Lamm West completed her PhD in Applied Economics at the University of Minnesota and joined St. Catherine University in 2012. Her primary fields of interest are labor economics, program evaluation, and the economics of education. Recent research projects investigate topics ranging from unions and performance pay to the impact of all-day Kindergarten on maternal labor supply. Her research has been published in The Journal of Human Resources, Industrial Relations, Economics of Education Review, and education Finance & Policy. Dr. West was selected for the Excellence in Teaching and Advising Award in 2015 and recently completed a sabbatical during which she established the Minnesota Center for Diversity in Economics. Prior to earning her PhD, she taught high school social studies at Washburn High School in Minneapolis including classes ranging from 9th grade Civics to College-in-the-Schools Economics.