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Michael Kofoed

Research Assistant Professor
Office Location: Room - A147, Cherokee Mills 865-974-6073

Mike Kofoed is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville with a joint appointment in the Department of Economics and the Boyd Center for Business and Economics Research in the Haslam College of Business.  He is an IZA Research Fellow, a visiting scholar at the Consumer Finance Institute at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, and an invited researcher at J-PAL North America.

Previously, he served as an Associate Professor of Economics and Associate Economics Program Director in the Department of Social Science at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

His research interests include the economics of education, K12 policy, higher education finance, economics of financial aid, defense economics, health economics, and applied microeconometrics.

His papers have been published in Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Public Choice, Contemporary Economic Policy, and Research in Higher Education. In the popular press, Dr. Kofoed’s research was cited in the Wall Street Journal, Inside Higher Education, Money Magazine, CNBC, Yahoo! Finance, Vox’s The Weeds Podcast, the Economic Report to the President, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Awards & Honors


    2014 University of Georgia, Ph.D., Economics

    2009 Weber State University, Bachelors of Science, Quantitative Economics


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