Cristina Reiser

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Undergraduate Director

Senior Lecturer III


I earned my Ph.D. in 2012 and M.A. in 2010 from the University of Tennessee. My primary research interest is at the nexus of industrial organization and environmental economics. Here, I use microeconomic theory to analyze the impact of environmental policies on the incentives created to develop and adopt new clean technologies under different market conditions. My secondary research interest examines (unexpected) ways to minimize employee misconduct in the workplace. My main teaching interests are in principals, intermediate micro and macro theory, industrial organization, and environmental.

While a graduate student at UTK, I was a research associate for the Howard Baker Center for Public Policy and worked on an international project aimed at understanding the ways in which science, innovation, and technology enhance sustainable economic growth. Prior to the Baker Center, I was a teaching associate for the Department of Economics at UTK where I taught Principals of Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Macroeconomic Theory, and Government and Business.

Before moving to Knoxville to pursue my graduate studies, I attended Salisbury University, MD where I earned my B.S. in Finance and B.A. in Economics.

Teaching Interests

Principals of Economics, Intermediate Micro Theory, Intermediate Macro Theory, Industrial Organization, Environmental and Resource Economics, and Mathematical Economics

Research Areas

Environmental Regulation Impacts on Technology Creation/Diffusion, Tournament Theory and Worker Behavior, and Economics of Science and Technology