Maureen Kilkenny, Ph.D.

Dr. Maureen Kilkenny is currently a Senior Fellow at the National Center for Food and Agricultural Policy (NCFAP, a virtual think-tank in Washington, D.C.); and was formerly a professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Reno; the Iowa State University; the University of Colorado, Boulder; and The Pennsylvania State University. She holds a PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Minnesota and an Honorary Doctorate from Jönköping University in Sweden. She is an expert at the quantitative analysis of regional economies, economic policy, and markets. She has published dozens of refereed articles on topics as diverse as commercial banking and water rights, and has won awards for best journal article of the year, outstanding researcher (national scope), and for teaching and advising. In 2013 Google Scholar ranked Maureen among the top ten in the world in her four fields of regional science, rural development, (banking and finance, and computable general equilibrium).