Risa Kumazawa, Ph.D.
Risa Kumazawa , Ph.D.
Chair, Economics and Finance & Associate Professor of Economics
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Contact Information
807 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.2215 Fax: 412.396.4764

Risa Kumazawa is the Department Chair of Economics and Finance and an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration.  She is both an econometrician and labor economist who specializes in research on economic development and labor issues.  Her research has been published in a number of scholarly journals including Applied Economics, Manchester School and Journal of Economics and Finance.  She has also served as the principal investigator of an Office of Naval Research grant.  Dr. Kumazawa serves on the Board of Directors of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh and the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of African Business.  She is a member of the American Economic Association and the Eastern Economic Association.  She makes media appearances locally.


Ph.D., Economics, University of Texas at Austin
M.S., Economics, Illinois State University
B.A., Economics with Research Honors, Illinois Wesleyan University