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Kolleen J. Rask

Economics and Accounting Department

Ph.D. in Economics, Yale University (1989)
B.A. in Economics and Russian, Williams College (1982)


Fields: Economic Development, Transition Economics, History of Economic Thought, International Trade, Macroeconomics

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Office Phone: 508-793-2768
Office: Stein 504
PO Box: 0008A
Office Hours:    MWF 11:00 - 11:30, 1:00 - 2:30
Tuesdays 9:00 - 11:00


  • Transition Economies, Economic Development, International Trade, Food Resources, History of Economic Thought


Selected Papers and Publications

“The Impact of Regime Type on Food Consumption in Low Income Countries,” with Norman Rask, in Comparative Economic Studies, February, 2017, 59(1), 107-125.

“Economic development and food production–consumption balance: A growing global challenge,” (with Norman Rask) in Food Policy, Vol. 36 (2), April 2011, 186-196.

"Transition Economies and Globalization: Food System Asymmetries on the Path to Free Markets," with Norman Rask, in Pan A. Yotopoulos and Donato Romano, eds., The Asymmetries of Globalization. London: Routledge, December 2006.

"Economic Development and Food Demand Changes: Production and Management Implications," with Norman Rask, invited paper presented at the 15th IFMA Congress, "Developing Entrepreneurship Abilities to Feed the World in a Sustainable Way," Campinas, Brasil, August 14-19, 2005.

"Reaching Turning Points in Economic Transition:  Adjustments to Distortions in Resource-Based Consumption of Food," with Norman Rask, in Comparative Economic Studies, December, 2004.

"Health Care Reform in Transitional China:  Its Impact on Accounting and Financial Management," with David Chu, in Research in Healthcare Financial Management, Vol. 6, No. 1,  August, 2001.  Selected for RHFM Best Paper Award, 2001.

"The Transformation of China's Health Care System and Accounting Methods:  Current Reforms and Developments," with David Chu, in Advances in International Accounting, Vol. 15, 2002.

"Institutional Change in Transitional Economies:  The Case of Accounting in China," with Thomas Gottschang and David Chu, Comparative Economic Studies, Vol. 40, No. 4 (Winter) 1998.

"The Central Role of Services in Economic Development:  Externalities, Growth, and Public Policy," with Kevin Rask, in Journal of Economic Development, Vol. 19, No. 2, December 1994.

"The Pivotal Role of Services in Transitional Economies:  Lessons from the West," with Kevin Rask, in The Economics of Transition, Vol. 2 No. 4, December 1994.