Associate Professor of Economics
Department of Economics and Finance
Ph.D. University of Michigan
B.A. Wellesley College
Dr. Calkins’ primary teaching interests include Principles of Economics, Public Finance, and Industrial Organization and Antitrust.
Dr. Calkins has written on state and local business taxes (Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy), state technology incentives (Journal of Regional Science), tax effects in bond yield differentials (Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance), gender differences in management style (The CPA Journal), the effects of seat belt laws on motor vehicle fatalities (Social Science Quarterly), the demand for dual discipline degrees and the skills preferred by employers (Journal of Financial Education, Journal of the Academy of Business Education). Her current research projects include a comparison of the concept of risk aversion in the fields of economics and psychology, the effects of obesity on motor vehicle fatalities, and the factors determining state legalization of marijuana.