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Shawna Grosskopf

Shawna Grosskopf

Economics Program
Ballard Hall 309
Oregon State University
Corvallis, Oregon
Phone: 541)737-8185









Biographical Information

Shawna Grosskopf received her Ph.D. from Syracuse University in 1977. She joined the OSU Economics Department in 1998.

Research Interests

Shawna Grosskopf’s research interests are in public economics and performance measurement. Recent research has included work on the relative performance of charter schools, using directional distance functions to model and measure productivity in the presence of environmental byproducts, assessing performance in health care. She is an Associate Editor for Journal of Productivity Analysis and is on the Editorial Board of Health Care Management Science and has published over 140 peer-reviewed journal articles, and 6 books. She is included in the ISI Web of Knowledge 250 most highly cited scholars in economics and finance in 2005, and Who’s Who in Economics (2002). She has received grants from U.S.E.P.A., U.S.D.A., New Zealand Foundation for Research, Science and Technology and the Ford Foundation.


  • microeconomics
  • public economics
  • efficiency and productivity analysis

Selected Papers

‘ Characteristics of a Polluting Technology: Theory and Practice,’ Journal of Econometrics, 126, 2005, 469-492, with R. Färe, D. W. Noh, and W. Weber.

‘ Advertising Efficiency and the Choice of Media Mix: A Case of Beer,’ International Journal of Industrial Organization, 2004, 503-522, with R. Färe, B. Seldon, and V. Tremblay.

'Trade Restrictiveness and Efficiency,' International Economic Review, vol. 44, No. 3, August 2003, 1079-1095, with N. H. Chau and R. Färe.

‘On the Determinants of School District Efficiency: Competition and Monitoring,’ Journal of Urban Economics, 49, 2001, 453-478, with K. Hayes, L. Taylor and W. Weber.