Dr. Keri L Jacobs

Associate Professor
Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Endowed Economics Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Keri Jacobs


2019 AAEA Best Paper Award in Applied Risk Analysis, “Reference-Dependent Hedging: Theory and Evidence from Iowa Corn Producers,” with Ziran Li and Dermot Hayes.

2019 AAEA Distinguished Extension Program: Group Award

2017 NACTA E.B. Knight Journal Award, “The Whole is Greater than the Sum: An Empirical Analysis of the Effect of Team Based Learning on Student Achievement,” with Georgeanne Artz and Christian Boessen

Dr. Keri L. Jacobs is associate professor and extension economist in the Department of Economics at Iowa State University and the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Endowed Economics Professor.  She earned 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.  In her extension capacity, Dr. Jacobs provides training and applied analysis on the cooperative model, board governance, and strategic financial and equity management to cooperative boards, management and other stakeholders.  Her goal through extension is 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.  Her research focuses on the financial and equity conditions of agricultural cooperatives, agribusiness consolidation, biomass production for biofuels, and farm level production decisions under uncertainty.

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