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.