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Kristen E. Collett-Schmitt

Associate Professional Specialist


Kristen Collett-Schmitt primarily conducts research in applied microeconomics, including the fields of industrial organization and law and economics. She also has special interest in economics education and literacy, encouraging students to develop an interest for economics outside of the classroom through the use of real-world examples and applications. Collett-Schmitt has taught various courses in both microeconomics and macroeconomics to undergraduate students and those earning Master of Nonprofit Administration and Executive MBA degrees, receiving the 2007 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award at North Carolina State University and the 2013 Outstanding Teacher Award for the MNA program at the University of Notre Dame. She has also served as an academic consultant for the online technology group dotlearn, Thomson South Western, and Pearson Economics, a rater for the College Board’s AP Microeconomics national exam, and a student mentor for various programs at the University of Notre Dame. Collett-Schmitt earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics and sociology from Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky and a Master of Economics and Ph.D. in economics from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. She provides service to the community as a Junior Achievement and March of Dimes volunteer, and is developing a nonprofit organization that provides necessities for hospitalized premature infants.




  • Economics of the Firm
  • Managerial Economics



"Alarming Behavior: The Social Consequences of Home Burglar Alarms."

Ross Guest, Peter Davies, "Assessing Student Understanding of Price and Opportunity Cost through a Hybrid Test Instrument: An exploratory study."

"The Effectiveness of Online Collaborative Learning and Implications for Free-Riding Behavior."