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Elijah Kosse

Elijah Kosse



Office Building

Harding Hall



Mailing Address

Harding Hall 206
Economics ABS-Box 2220
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Elijah (Eli) Kosse received his M.S. in Applied Economics from the University of Idaho and joined South Dakota State University in 2017. Before SDSU, he was a research associate at Texas Tech University and taught for a year at the University of Idaho. At SDSU, he teaches a variety of courses ranging from Principles of Microeconomics to Global Food Systems.


B.A. - Economics, University of Idaho (2013)
M.S. - Applied Economics, University of Idaho (2015)

Academic Interests

Welfare analysis of trade policies
Agricultural Marketing
International Food Systems

Academic Responsibilities

ECON 201 - Principles of Microeconomics (2017-Present)
AGEC 271 - Farm and Ranch Management (2017-Present)
AGEC 354 - Agricultural Marketing/Prices (2018-Present)
ABS 203 - Global Food Systems (2018-Present)
AGEC 490 - Quiz Bowl (2019-Present)
ECON 431 - Managerial Economics (2020-Present)

Professional Memberships

Agricultural and Applied Economics Association, Member (2018-present)

Awards and Honors

Undergraduate Teacher of the Year (2020-2021)

Area(s) of Research

International trade Policy
Welfare analysis and applied game theory
Profitability of Bioenergy
Farmer tools to aid in profit-maximization

Applications of Research

Devadoss, Stephen and Elijah Kosse, “Political Economy of the U.S.-Mexican Tomato Trade Agreement”, The World Economy 43, no. 4 (2020): 1059-1075.

Saul, Darin, Soren Newman, Steven Peterson, Eli Kosse, Ryan Jacobson, Robert Keefe, Stephen Devadoss, Tammy Laninga, and Jill Moroney. ""Evaluation of three forest-based bioenergy development strategies in the Inland Northwest, United States."" Journal of Forestry 116, no. 6 (2018): 497-504.

Kosse, Elijah, and Stephen Devadoss. ""Welfare analysis of the US-Mexican tomato suspension agreement."" Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 48, no. 4 (2016): 430-449.

Kosse, Elijah Jacob, Stephen Devadoss, and Jeff Luckstead. ""US-Mexico tomato dispute."" Journal of International Trade Law and Policy (2014).