Dr. Jamie Brown Kruse

THCAS Distinguished Professor of Economics
Director, Center for Natural Hazards Research
Sr. Scientist, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy
Brewster A-112
Fax: 252-328-6743

Dr. Kruse’s primary research areas include risk and decision making, experimental economics, industrial organization and regulation, natural hazards economics, insurance and risk mitigation, and interdisciplinary research that integrates economic analysis with engineering, ecology, and the geosciences.


  • Ph.D. Economics, University of Arizona, 1988
  • M.S. Agricultural Economics, Colorado State University, 1983
  • B.S. with distinction Ag Honors, University Nebraska, 1979

Fields of Interest

  • Experimental economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Natural Hazards Economics
  • Risk and Decision Making