Georgia Kosmopoulou is a Professor of Economics since 2008. She was awarded an Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professorship in 2009 and a David L Boren Professorship in 2022. She received her PhD from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1996 and taught at Virginia Tech for a year before joining OU. Her areas of specialization are in Industrial Organization, Public Policy Analysis and Game Theory. She served as a Program Director in Economics at the National Science Foundation in 2013-2016. She was Chair of the Faculty Senate at OU in 2011-2012 and served on the Faculty Advisory Council to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in 2011-2013.
Currently, she is the Associate Dean for Research in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences and an Intermittent Expert at NSF. She is also Co-Editor for Southern Economic Journal and Associate Editor for the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and for Economics Bulletin.
Her current research interests include auctions, network analysis, strategic pricing, firm behavior and market survival. Her work has applications in government procurement auctions, contract renegotiation, strategic network formation and firm dynamics, supply chain management, supply resilience and vulnerability. Her research contributions were highlighted in the NSF Director’s blog in 2016.
Professor Kosmopoulou serves as a member of the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Frontiers of Benefit-Cost Analysis, representing the National Science Foundation. She is also a member of the Digital Assets R&D (DARD) Fast-Track Action Committee (FTAC), which was established by NITRD under a directive from the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.