Risa Kumazawa, Ph.D.
Risa Kumazawa , Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics
Palumbo Donahue School of Business
Contact Information
807 Rockwell Hall
Pittsburgh, PA, 15282
Phone: 412.396.2215 Fax: 412.396.4764
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Risa Kumazawa is an Associate Professor of Economics in the School of Business Administration.  Professor Kumazawa currently teaches Economics Senior Thesis, Intermediate Macroeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics.  

As an applied econometrician, Professor Kumazawa research aims to improve existing estimation techniques in the areas of panel data econometrics and duration modeling. The topics she researches on are primarily in labor economics and economic development. She has published in a number of scholarly journals including Applied Economics, Manchester School, Frontiers in Finance and Economics and Journal of Economics and Finance.  She has also been a Principal Investigator of an Office of Naval Research grant. 

Prior to joining the School of Business Administration, she was an Assistant Professor at Georgia Southern University, Visiting Assistant Professor at Illinois Wesleyan University and Visiting Assistant Research Professor at the University of Mississippi.  She received a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.S. from Illinois State University, both in economics.