Nicholas Reksten

BA, PhD, American University. Primary research interests are in the fields of environmental/ecological economics, feminist economics, and inequality studies. Current research explores the characteristics and motivations of large companies to set voluntary greenhouse gas reduction goals and the political economy of greenhouse gas regulations. Another work in progress seeks to assist international development professionals in diagnosing constraints to growth by considering gender inequalities and power relationships. Previous projects include an analysis of the current and historical role of the state in providing education and training for workers and its changing role as a source of inequality and an evaluation of the Inter-American Development Bank’s plan for understanding how projects impact and change gender inequalities. Recipient of the American University Department of Economics Weaver Award for Teaching Excellence by a Graduate Student for work as an adjunct instructor. SLC, 2014–

Undergraduate discipline: Economics

Courses taught in Economics

Courses from previous years

  • Economics of Inequality
  • Introduction to Economic Theory and Policy
  • Political Economics of Energy and Climate Change

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