Dr. Keri L Jacobs

Assistant Professor
Cooperatives Extension Specialist
Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Endowed Economics Professor
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Dr. Jacobs is an assistant professor and cooperatives extension economist in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University, and holds the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Economics Professorship.  Dr. Jacobs received a B.A. in economics and business administration from Coe College in 1996 and a Ph.D. in economics in 2010 from North Carolina State University.  She joined the department in 2010 and, since August 2012, has held a teaching, research, and extension position related to cooperatives.  In her extension role, Dr. Jacobs provides education and resources to cooperative boards and management and develops content based on applied research.  Her current research focuses on financial and equity conditions of agricultural cooperatives, consolidation of cooperatives, farm level production decisions under uncertainty, and bioenergy.

Area of Expertise: 
Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 2010
B.A., Coe College, 1996