Jennifer Bossard

Economics - Associate Professor
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Ph.D. (Economics), University of Nebraska, 2011

M.A. (Economics), University of Nebraska, 2004

B.S.B.A. (Economics), University of South Dakota, 2001

Teaching Experience

Doane University, 2007-present

Moravian College, 2006-2007

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002-2005


Macroeconomics and Literacy (ECO 203)

Statistics (BUS 215)

Intermediate Microeconomics (ECO 304)

Environmental Economics (ECO 309)

Econometrics (ECO 340)

Human Trafficking (LAR 303)


"The State of Tax Increment Financing in the United States: An Update." 

"An Overview of the 'Safe Places' in Nebraska and the United States."

“Teaching Human Trafficking to Business and Economics Students: A Case Study Approach.”  

"What is Human Trafficking and Why Should Economics Teach it?"


"Consumers: The Bookends of Slavery and Ecocide - Evidence from 'Blood and Earth' by Kevin Bales" Slavery Today. (under review)

"Tax Increment Finance in Nebraska: A Review of TIF Use from 1996-2011.” Economics & Business Journal: Inquiries & Perspectives. (forthcoming), co-authored with Mike Korsakas.

“Tax Increment Financing, Spillovers and School District Revenue.”   National Tax Association Proceedings. (November 2011), 178-184. co-authored with John E. Anderson.

"The Representation of Women at Public Research Universities: Do Unions Make a Difference?” Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Vol. 63, No. 4 (July 2010), 699-718. co-authored with Ann Mari May and Elizabeth Moorhouse.

“The State of Tax Increment Financing in the United States.” State Tax Notes. Vol. 45. No. 9. (Aug. 27, 2007), 601-604.

Presentations (recent)

"Human Trafficking in Nebraska?" Doane is Love Week. Doane Univeristy. March 2017.

"A Case Study Approach to Teaching Students about Economics and Human Trafficking." Faculty Seminar. Doane University. February 2017.

"Public Expenditures in Nebraska: Where Do Our Taxes Go?" Great Plains Economics and Business Conference. Crete, NE. 2016.

"Which Businesses and Organizations House 'Safe Places' in Nebraska?" co-presented with Hanna Venclauskas. Great Plains Economics and Business Conference. Crete, NE. 2016.

"Where are the 'Safe Places' in Nebraksa?"  co-presented with Hanna Venclauskas.  Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking.Lincoln, NE. October 2016.

"Cost of Government in Nebraksa." England-Clark Conference at UNL. Lincoln, NE 2016.

“Human Trafficking: The Shocking Reality of Modern-Day Slavery.” Grace United Methodist Church. Crete, NE. October 2015.

“Bookending within the Classroom: An Alternative to the ‘Traditional’ and the ‘Flipped’ Approaches to Course Design.” Great Plains Economics and Business Conference. Wayne, NE. October 2015.

“Human Trafficking Among Native Americans: A Review of the Literature,Organizations, and Other Sources of Information.” co-presented with Delta Wilson. Interdisciplinary Conference on Human Trafficking.Lincoln, NE. October 2015.

“The Economics of Human Trafficking.” Robert Morris University, McGraw-Hill/Irwin Teaching Economics Conference. Moon Township, PA. February 2014.

“Human Trafficking in the Supply Chain of Chocolate.” Great Plains Economics and Business Conference.Kearney, NE. October 2014.


“Incorporating the Study of Human Trafficking into Higher Education.”  Interdisciplinary Conference on HumanTrafficking. Lincoln, NE. October 2015.

Professional Memberships/Service

President, Nebraska Economics and Business Association

Co-Chair, Intrnational Conference on Human Trafficking Reserach

Member, UNL Human Trafficking Conference Planning Team

Member, American Economics Association

Member, Association of Christian Economists

Volunteer, Junior Achievement

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