Alisha A. Kim

Research Economist

Alisha A. Kim

McClelland Hall 103L
1130 E. Helen St. 
P.O. Box 210108 
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Areas of Expertise

  • Public policy
  • Spatial analysis
  • Political forecasting


PhD in Public Policy and Political Economy, University of Texas at Dallas, 2017

Alisha A. Kim brings broad interdisciplinary experience to the Economic and Business Research Center (EBRC) at the University of Arizona’s Eller College of Management. She supports the Arizona-Mexico Economic Indicators project and the Making Action Possible (MAP) Dashboard project, both collaborative community outreach efforts.

Prior to joining the EBRC, Kim worked as a financial manager for a Department of Defense (NAFI), spending a considerable amount of time supporting U.S. military objectives in the Middle East. She has also taught predictive modeling, research design, statistics and conflict studies at the University of Texas at Dallas as well as micro- and macro-economics at University of Maryland University College. She is an AmeriCorps service alum, having taught financial literacy to the general public in the Oklahoma MoneyMatter$ program.

She holds a BS in finance and a MS in economics from Oklahoma State University, as well as a MS in GIS and PhD in public policy and political economy from the University of Texas at Dallas.