Dr. Paul Kivi

Assistant Professor

Office/Department: Economics

Location: Sattgast Hall 108

Phone: (218) 755-4106

Box #: 27

Email: paul.kivi@bemidjistate.edu


Paul Kivi is an Assistant Professor of Economics and Environmental Studies at Bemidji State University. Dr. Kivi graduated from the University of Wyoming with a PhD in Economics and a Graduate Minor in Environmental Science in 2011. He graduated from Bemidji State University with a 4.0 GPA in 1998 and was named the Outstanding College of Social and Natural Science Student that year. He has greatly enjoyed teaching courses in both Economics and Environmental Studies at BSU (2002-2011 and 2014-present) and the University of Minnesota Morris (2012-2014). He has had articles published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Economics Letters, Ecological Economics, and the Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics. His hometown is Appleton, Wisconsin, though he has also lived in Colorado, Oregon, Wyoming, and Minnesota. Dr. Kivi has 3 college-aged children, and still attempts to take them on an annual canoeing trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness or Quetico Provincial Park on the Canadian side. You can sometimes here Dr. Kivi’s vintage music shows on Saturdays at noon on KBXE (90.5 FM, and kaxe.org). Dr. Kivi is publishing an open source textbook, Environmental Economics for Undergraduates, in the fall of 2019, which he hopes will be adopted at no cost at many Universities and Colleges. He may also bring you apples if you run into him at harvest time.