Edward Kosack

Xavier University

Ed was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He received his undergraduate degree in business economics from Loyola College in Maryland. He completed a master’s degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University while also working full time for the Department of Defense. In 2009, Ed left Baltimore for Boulder, Colorado where he lived for six years and completed both a MA and a Ph.D. in economics at the University of Colorado Boulder. Ed joined the faculty in the Department of Economics at Xavier University in 2015.

Ed teaches a variety of different courses, primarily in the area of applied microeconomics. He has taught several undergraduate courses including Microeconomic Principles, Microeconomic Analysis, Historical Development of the American Economy, Sports Economics, Labor Economics, and Applied Research Methods in Economics. He also regularly advises undergraduate students in the department’s capstone experience. Ed is the academic adviser for undergraduate students pursuing a degree in economics through the College of Arts and Sciences.

Ed’s research interests lie at the intersection of economic history and labor economics, specifically investigating migration and migration policy. In addition to other topics in migration, Ed is particularly interested in exploring the causes and consequences of historical migration from Mexico the United States in the first half of the twentieth century. Ed’s research appears in peer-reviewed, scholarly journals such as The Journal of Economic History, Explorations in Economic History, and the Journal of Human Resources.