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M. Beth Ingram

Professor and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education
Henry B. Tippie Research Professor of Economics

111  Jessup Hall
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994
Ph: 319-335-1895
Fax: 319-335-1956

Academic History

  • PhD in Economics, University of Minnesota, 1986
  • BS in Economics and Mathematics, The University of Iowa, 1981


  • Bayesian approaches to macroeconomic estimation
  • Business cycle issues
  • Econometrics
  • Estimation and analysis of nonlinear rational expectations models
  • Macroeconomics


  • Professional Excellence in Training Economists, Department oF Economics, 2005
  • CIC Leadership Program Fellow, 2001
  • Collegiate Teaching Award, University of Iowa, 1993
  • Professional Excellence in Training Economists, Department oF Economics, 1992

Selected Publications

  • Allocating Government Education Expenditures Across K-12 and College Education, Bill Blankenau, Steve Cassou, M. Beth Ingram, Economic Theory, vol 31, 2007, 85-112
  • The Return to Skill, M. Beth Ingram, George Neumann, Labour Economics, vol 13, 2006, 35-59
  • The Welfare Implications of Factor Taxation with Rising Wage Inequality, Bill Blankenau, M. Beth Ingram, Macroeconomic Dynamics, vol 6, 2002
  • The Cyclical Behavior of Skill Acquisition, David DeJong, M. Beth Ingram, Review of Economic Dynamics, vol 4, 2001, 536-561
  • Keynesian Impulses versus Solow Residuals: Identifying Sources of Business Cycle Fluctuations, David DeJong, M. Beth Ingram, Charles Whiteman, Journal of Applied Econometrics, vol 15, 2000, 311-329

      Sponsored Research

      • Analyzing variations in the skilled-wage premium: Linking microeconomic data with macroeconomics theory, M. Beth Ingram. National Science Foundation
      • Measurement with Theory: A Bayesian Approach to Dynamic Macroeconomics, M. Beth Ingram. National Science Foundation
      • Estimation of Unobservables in Dynamic Stochastic Model Economies, M. Beth Ingram. National Science Foundation
      • Estimation of Real Business Cycle Models with Fiscal Policy, M. Beth Ingram. National Science Foundation
      • Government Borrowing and Heterogeneous Agents, M. Beth Ingram. National Science Foundation

      Other Work

      • Transform, Interact, Learn, Engage (TILE): Creating Learning Spaces that transform Undergraduate Education, M. Beth Ingram, Steve Fleagle, Maggie Jesse, Jean Florman, Sam Van Horne, IGI Global, vol Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology, 2013
      • Using qualitative research to assess teaching and learning in technology-infused TILE classrooms, Sam Van Horne, C. Murniati, K. Saichaie, Maggie Jesse, Jean Florman, M. Beth Ingram, New Directions in Teaching and Learning, 2013 - Publication Details Forthcoming
      • Simulation Estimators in Macroeconometrics, M. Beth Ingram, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2nd Edition, 2008

        Prior Positions

        • Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, The University of Iowa, Tippie College of Business, May 2006 - December 2008
        • Associate Professor, The University of Iowa, August 1995 - August 2001
        • Assistant Professor, The University of Iowa, August 1988 - August 1995
        • Assistant Professor, Cornell University, August 1986 - August 1988

        Review and Editorial Work

        • Referee, American Economic Review
        • Referee, Econometrica
        • Referee, Journal of Economic Dyanmics and Control
        • Referee, Journal of Regional Science
        • Referee, Review of Economic Dynamics
        • Referee, The Journal of Monetary Economics
        • Referee, The Journal of Political Economy

        Professional Affiliations

        • Review Panels, National Science Foundation
        • Associate Editor, Journal of Macroeconomics, January 2000 - January 2009
        • Associate Editor, Journal of Forecasting, 2000 - 2004


        • Career Panel, National Undergraduate Business Symposium, NUBS, 2008
        • Society for Economic Dynamics Summer Meetings, SEDC, June 2003
        • DePaul University, DePaul University Department of Economics, April 2003
        • Women in Public Policy, Economic Growth Summit, February 2003
        • Iowa Economic Forecast, Economic Growth Luncheon, October 2002
        • University of Illinois, Seminar, April 2002
        • Purdue University, Seminar, April 2002
        • Iowa Economic Forecast, McGladrey Pullen Controllers Club, March 2002
        • Missouri Valley Economics Meeting, Annual meeting, March 2002
        • Iowa Economic Forecast, McGladrey Pullen Controllers Club, February 2002

          Committees and Professional Service

          • Antiviolence Committee, 2009-current
          • President's Committee on Athletics, 2009-current
          • Student Success Team Executive Committee, 2007-current
          • Investment Advisory Committee, 1999-current
          • Honors Program Steering Committee, 2008-2010
          • ICRU Advisory Committee, 2007-2009
          • Pandemic Flu Collegiate Advisory Workgroup, 2007-2009
          • Undergradaute Program Committee, 2007-2009
          • Chicago Center Advisory Committee, 2006-2009
          • General Education Task Force, CLAS, 2008
          • Peer Education Task Force, 2008
          • Presidential Scholarship Selection Committee, 2007-2008
          • National Science Foundation, 2005-2008
          • Experiential Learning Committee, 2006-2008
          • Taskforce on the Status of Women, 2005-2007
          • Dean Search Committee, 2005-2006
          • Faculty advisor, Women in Business, 2005-2006
          • Faculty advsior, Phi Beta Lambda, 2005-2006
          • Committee on the Selection of Central Academic Officials, 2003-2006
          • National Science Foundation, 2003-2005
          • General Education Fund Task Force, 2004
          • Vice President for Research Search Committee, 2004
          • MBA Core Committee, 2002-2004
          • Presidential Search Committee, 2002-2003