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Faculty and Staff Profile

Molly Espey


Office: 247 Sirrine
Phone: 864-656-6401

 Educational Background

Ph.D. Agricultural Economics
University of California, Davis 1994

M.S. Agricultural Economics
University of California, Davis 1989

B.S. Agricultural Economics
University of California, Davis 1988

 Courses Taught

Introductory Microeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Environmental Economics
Natural Resource Economics

 Research Interests

Natural resource and environmental economics including land use, public land management, hedonic analysis, and economic education and team-based learning

 Research Publications

M. Espey (2016). “Diversity, Effort, and Cooperation in Team Based Learning” Journal of Economic Education, revise and submit.

M. Espey (2016). “Enhancing Critical Thinking in Economics Using Team-Based Learning,” Higher Education Research and Development, revise and resubmit.

M. Espey and K. Boys (2015). “Alignment of Effort: Recruitment into Agricultural and Applied Economics”, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, 47(3): 382-410.

M. Espey (2011). “Team-Based Learning in Economics: A Pareto Improvement” in Team-Based Learning in the Social Sciences and Humanities, edited by Michael Sweet and Larry K. Michaelsen, Stylus Publishing, Sterling, VA.

M. Espey (2010), "Valuing Teams: What Influences Student Attitudes?" NACTA Journal, 54(1):31-40.

M. Espey (2008), "Does Space Matter? Classroom Design and Team-Based Learning", Review of Agricultural Economics, 30(4):764-775.