Mike Cosgrove is a professor in the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business. 

Mike writes The Econoclast®, a monthly economic research report which provides comprehensive analysis for institutional investors and corporations within a classical business cycle frame.  He is published in Investor’s Business Daily among other national business papers. He is a member of The Wall Street Journal's monthly economic survey. He has been an invited member of "Blue Chip Economic Indicators" since 1983. 

Prior to the University of Dallas he worked at Gulf Oil and other companies for 15 years.

His book "The Cost of Winning" was published by Transactions Press/Rutgers University and is available from online bookstores.

Why did you become a professor?
To teach a subject I enjoy. Being a professor provides one with the ability to do research on areas of interest and write occasional op-eds expressing my viewpoints on different economic topics.  

What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Helping professionals better understand economics and be able to utilize economics. 

What do you hope students gain from your courses?
A working knowledge of economics that helps in their personal and professional lives. 

What did you do prior to entering academia?
Worked in the energy industry. 

What are you passionate about outside of the University?
My family and grandchildren.

What are your research interests?
Business and capital market economics and also household income inequality.

Mike has a Ph.D. from Ohio State and MS from University of Arizona.

Cosgrove, Michael, Frank, Blake. Case Study: Earnings Inequality at Two Universities. Journal of Academy of Business and Economics, Vol. 16, 3, 15-19.

Chaitanya Singh, Cosgrove, Michael. Visualization of Equity Return Variability and the Funds Rate. Journal of International Finance and Economics, Vol. 16, 2, 31-36.