Brent E Kreider

LAS Dean's Professor
Brent Kreider

Advisory Panels and Academic Awards

  • Iowa Department of Revenue Advisory Panel; 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021
  • USDA Expert Panel; 2011, 2014, 2015
  • University Exemplary Faculty Mentor Award, 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
  • 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.

He has conducted numerous analyses of the causal impacts of public assistance programs and other interventions on the well-being of disadvantaged segments of the population, including people with disabilities and children living in poverty.  His recent methodological research focuses on developing statistical methods designed to credibly estimate causal “treatment effects” in the presence of inherently unknown counterfactual outcomes and imperfectly measured survey data.  As a unifying theme, this research intends to guide policymakers in a world in which the effects of policies are uncertain, in part because it is difficult to measure even the status quo.  

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.  


Area of Expertise: 
Public Economics
Applied Econometrics
Health Economics
Labor Economics
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1994
B.S., Hope College, MI, Mathematics and Economics,1988, Summa Cum Laude
Bethel College, KS, 1984-1986
460C Heady Hall, Department of Economics, Iowa State University