Short Bio and Research History: Leigh Tesfatsion

Last Updated: 9 April 2024

Contact Information:
Leigh Tesfatsion
Department of Economics
Heady Hall 260
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-1054
(515) 294-6740
tesfatsi AT
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Short Bio

Leigh Tesfatsion received the Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Minnesota, Mpls., in 1975, with a minor in mathematics. Currently she is Professor Emerita of Economics and Courtesy Research Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering at Iowa State University. Her principal current research areas are electric power market design and the development of Agent-based Computational Economics (ACE) platforms for the performance testing of these designs. She is the recipient of the 2020 David A. Kendrick Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Computational Economics (SCE) and an IEEE Senior Member. She has served as guest editor and associate editor for a number of journals, including the IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, the IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation, the Journal of Energy Markets, the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, the Journal of Public Economic Theory, and Computational Economics.

Research History: A Winding Multi-Disciplinary Path