Jimena González

Assistant Professor

Economics & Finance


  • Ph.D. in Economics, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, 2016
  • B.S. in Economics and Mathematics, Loras College, Dubuque, IA, 2009 

Courses Taught

  • ECON 203: Microeconomics
  • ECON 444: Special Topic: in Economics
  • Research
    • Environmental and natural resource economics
    • Behavioral economics
    • Development economics
    • Labor economics
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities


    • González Ramírez, J., Kling, C.L. & Valcu, A. (2012). An Overview of Carbon Offsets from Agriculture. Annual Review of Resource Economics, (4) 146–160.
    • González Ramírez, J., & Ji, Y. (2015). Agricultural Land Use Change in the Corn Belt.Agricultural Policy Review (2) 1.

    Working Papers:

    • González Ramírez, J., & Kling, C. L. (2015). Double-dipping in Environmental Markets under Two Second Best Scenarios.
    • González Ramírez, J., & Arbuckle Jr., J. G. (2016). Cost-Share Effectiveness in the Diffusion of a Newly Perceived Pollution Abatement Technology in Agriculture: The Case of Cover Crops in Iowa.
    • González Ramírez, J. & Meriggi, N. (2016) Gender Specific Risk Preferences, Intra-household Bargaining, and Investment Decisions: Experimental Evidence from Rural Cameroon.
    • Annabi, A., González Ramírez, J., & Mueller, F. (2017) What Determines Financial Knowledge among College Students?

    Work in Progress:

    • “The Effect of Nudges on the Willingness to Accept to Adopt Cover Crop” (with Catherine Kling and Dave Keiser).

    Conference/Seminar Presentations:

    • 2017:
      • American Economic Association Conference on Teaching and Research in Economic Education, Denver, CO, June.
      • Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, March.
      • Manhattan College School of Business Seminar Series, Riverdale, NY, March.
      • Eastern Economics Association 43rd Annual Conference, New York. NY, February.
    •  2016:
      • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, August.
      • Economics Department Workshop Seminar, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, December.
      • Midwest Economics Association Annual Meeting, Evanston, IL, April.
    • 2015:
      • Missouri Valley Economics Association Meeting, Kansas City, MO, October.
      • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association & Western Agricultural Economics Association Joint Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, July.
      • European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists Annual Conference, Helsinki, Finland, June.
    • 2014:
      • Heartland Environmental and Resource Economics Conference, Champaign-Urbana, IL, November.
      • Missouri Valley Economics Association Meeting, St. Louis, MO, October.
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • CARD Award for Best PhD Dissertation in Agricultural, Environmental, and Energy Economics Policy (2017)
    • Commencement Speaker, Loras College (May 2016)
    • AAEA Post-Conference Workshop Travel Stipend (2015)
    • Iowa State University:
      • GPSS Professional Development Travel Grant (2015)
      • James Prescott Scholarship (2015)
      • Robert Thomas Teaching Award for Graduate Teaching Assistant (2010)
      • Robert Thomas Teaching Award for Graduate Student Ambassador (2010)
      • T.W. Schultz Scholarship (2009)
    • Loras College:
      • Dean’s Top 20 (2009)
      • Louis Ernsdorff Senior Mathematics Award (2009)
      • Noonan Award in Economics (2009)
      • Fitzgerald Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholarship (2008) and Fellowship (2009)
      • Loras College Student Leader of the Year (2008)
      • Loras College Honors Program (2005-2009)