Anna Klis, Ph.D.
Education and Experience
Professor Klis earned her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin (Dissertation Title: "Essays on Externalities and International Cooperation: A Game Theoretic Approach") in May 2015 and joined NIU the following August. Klis is a microeconomist who applies the techniques of game theory to questions of public economics and externalities. She is also a faculty associate with the NIU Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy and the School for Public and Global Affairs.
- Dynamic environmental externalities
- Hidden resource management
- International treaty mechanisms
- Over fishing
- Food-energy-water nexus
Areas of Specialization
- Game theory
- Public economics
- Environmental economics
- ECON 186: Introduction to Environmental Economics
- ECON 374: Game Theory
- ECON 489/589: Seminar in Economic Analysis (Environmental Topics)
- ECON 491/591: Mathematical Methods for Economics
- ECON 660: Microeconomics I
- ECON 750: Public Sector Economics I
- "Game Theory and Environmental Agreements: Getting Started with Coalition Models." (2022).
EBSCO Pathways to Research in Sustainability, inaugural edition SUS027, [s. l.], p. 1–18, 2022.
- "Inequality and Superfund Sites: Using Backwards Design, Cooperative Learning, and Data Integration in Introductory Environmental Economics." (2023). Journal of Economic Education, Volume 54 (4).
- "Superfund cleanup time and community characteristics: A survival analysis" with Leili Solatyavari and Jeremy Groves. (2022). Journal of Environmental Management, 320: 115705 (October).
- "Global Climate Fund: Using a Harmonized Carbon Tax to Finance Treaty Transfers" with Matthew McGinty. (2022). The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 22 (2): 269-280.
- "Estimating dynamic adjustment in commercial fisheries" with Richard T. Melstrom. (2021). Land Economics, 97(3): 562-576.
- "Strategic behavior and dynamic externalities in commercial fisheries" with Richard T. Melstrom. (2020). Ecological Economics, 169: 106503 (March).
- "Identity and Equal Treatment in Negative Externality Agreements." (2019). International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics, 19(6): 615-630.
- "On the Openness of Unique Nash Equilibrium." (2019). The B.E. Journal of Theoretical Economics, 19(1): 20170065.