Kristen Roche, Ph. D.
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
Director, MBA Program
Phone : (414) 258-4810, ext. 316
Office: Fidelis Hall 332
- Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- M.S., Applied Economics, Marquette University
- B.B.A., Finance and Economics, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Teaching interests: Economics, statistics, quantitative analysis, and career preparation including interpersonal
and negotiation skills
Research interests: Applied micro-economic topics including self-employment, education, and retirement
Applied Microeconomics Workshop, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2013
Western Economics Association Annual Conference, Seattle, 2013
Midwest Economics Association Annual Conference, Chicago, 2012
Midwest Economics Association Annual Conference, St. Louis, 2011
Department of Economics Seminar, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 2010
Applied Microeconomics Workshop, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2010
“Educational mismatch and self-employment”, Economics of Education Review, 2013, vol.
34, pp. 85-95 (with Keith A. Bender).
“Reconciling gender differences in the returns to education in self-employment: Does occupation matter?”, The Journal of Socio-Economics, 2013, vol. 44, pp. 112-119.
“An active-learning exercise on learning negotiation as a way to mitigate the gender wage gap for introductory microeconomics”, International Review of Economics Education, forthcoming.
- Western Economics Association
- Midwest Economics Association
- The Women's Center, President Elect, 2014
- The Women's Center, Board of Directors, 2013 - Present
- Make a Difference Wisconsin, Financial Literacy Instructor, 2013 - Present
- Waukesha County Adopt a Highway, Highway Adopter, 2012 - Present