Anna Klis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

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
    • Emissions
    • Hidden resource management
  • Coordination
  • International treaty mechanisms
  • Over fishing
  • Food-energy-water nexus

Areas of Specialization

  • Game theory
  • Public economics
  • Environmental economics

Courses Taught

Economics 491/591: Mathematical Methods for Economics

Selected Publications

  • "Early participants of Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Their Effect on Later Membership." Carroll Rand Proceedings, Vol. 6, 2011, pp. 238-251

Zulaf Hall 510

Office Hours

9:30-11:30 a.m. and by appointment