Brent E Kreider

Brent E Kreider

  • Professor
  • LAS Dean's Professor


Contact Info

460C Heady Hall, Department of Economics, Iowa State University

Area of Expertise

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Labor-Public Economics


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
  • B.A., Hope College, MI, Mathematics and Economics,1988, Summa Cum Laude
  • Bethel College, KS, 1984-1986


  • Research Economist for the National Bureau of Economic Research, 2016-2020
  • Associate Editor, Southern Economic Journal, 2006-present
  • Director of Graduate Education, 2018-

Advisory Panels and Academic Awards

  • Iowa Department of Revenue Advisory Panel; 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019-2023
  • University Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award, 2015
  • USDA Expert Panel; 2011, 2014, 2015
  • College Board AP Examination Advisory Panel, 2015
  • Outstanding Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy Article Award, 2012
  • Cassling Family Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2010
  • Member of Iowa Governor Vilsack’s task force to evaluate state tax reform proposals; 2003, 2004
  • Economics Department's Best Teacher Award, University of Virginia, 1998 and 2000
  • Recipient of the John R. Heinz National Academy of Social Insurance Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 1995
  • Wall Street Journal Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa


Brent Kreider is a Professor of Economics at Iowa State University with expertise in public economics, applied econometrics, health economics, and labor economics.  He is a frequent adviser to the Iowa Department of Revenue and U.S. Department of Agriculture, and he is a recipient of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Cassling Family Faculty Award for Outstanding Achievement in Teaching.

His research has appeared in Journal of the American Statistical Association, The Review of Economics and Statistics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Econometrics, Journal of Health Economics, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Labor Economics, and Journal of Public Economics, among other outlets.