Dr. Keri L Jacobs

Assistant Professor
Extension Specialist
Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Endowed Economics Professor
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Dr. Keri L. 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.  She received a B.A. in economics and business administration from Coe College in 1996 and a Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University in 2010.  In her role at ISU, she is an undergraduate educator, researcher, and extension specialist with a focus on cooperatives.  Her current research efforts are in the areas of financial and equity conditions of agricultural cooperatives, agribusiness consolidation, biomass production for biofuels, and farm level production decisions under uncertainty.  In her extension capacity, Dr. Jacobs provides education and content to cooperative boards, management and other co-op stakeholders.  Her extension programming is designed to enhance the effectiveness of cooperative organizations and support their efforts in managing sustainable organizations by building capacity in human capital and providing sector financial analysis.

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