Areerat Kichkha is a senior research fellow in the Center for Economics and the Environment and an associate professor of economics and finance in the School of Accelerated Degree Programs at Lindenwood University. She serves as a program director for their graduate business administration degrees. Additionally, she is a member of the board of directors of AIRLEAP and serves as the founding director of AIRLEAP Midwest, which is housed in the CEE.
Her primary research areas are international trade and finance, behavioral economics, development economics, labor economics, and education economics. Dr. Kichkha's most recent research examines the interaction between workplace accidents and international trade policies.
Dr. Kichkha received her MBA from Webster University (1989), her MS in economics from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (1992), and her PhD in economics from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (2012).