Risa Kumazawa is an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration. Professor Kumazawa currently teaches Economics Senior Thesis, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics.
As an applied econometrician, Professor Kumazawa research aims to improve existing estimation techniques in the areas of panel data econometrics and duration modeling. The topics she researches on are primarily in labor economics and economic development. She has published in a number of scholarly journals including Applied Economics, Manchester School, Frontiers in Finance and Economics and Journal of Economics and Finance. She has also been a Principal Investigator of an Office of Naval Research grant.
Prior to joining the School of Business Administration, she was an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University, Visiting Assistant Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University and Visiting Assistant Research Professor at the University of Mississippi. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. from Illinois State University, both in economics.
Kumazawa, R. (2010). Promotion Speed and Its Effect on Attrition of Navy Enlisted Personnel: Addressing Heterogeneity in High School Credentials. Applied Economics, 42(20), 2563-2576.
Kumazawa, R., Query, J., & Yanochik, M. (2010). A Real-Options Approach to Post-Hurricane Loss Valuation of Damaged Property: Rebuild or Repair? Asia Pacific Journal of Risk and Insurance.
Kumazawa, R., & Callaghan, M. (Forthcoming). The Effect of the Kyoto Protocol On Carbon Dioxide Emissions. Journal of Economics And Finance.
Kumazawa, R., & Gomis Porqueras, P. (Forthcoming). An Empirical Analysis of Patent Flows and R&D Flows around the World. Applied Economics.
My current research topics focus on the mobility of labor (including human capital) and physical capital that affects a country's economic development. In a global and inter-connected business community, how does R&D originating at home and abroad affect a country's patenting of domestic and foreign patents? In the absence of international regulations, why does capital not flow freely across countries? I also research on environmental/sustainability issues of economic development. How effective have international agreements been on reducing greenhouse gas emissions when only developed countries are committed to reduction targets? I consider new and innovative econometric techniques to answer the above research questions.