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Steven F. Kreft

Contact Information

(812) 856-4965
skreft [at] indiana [dot] edu (E-mail)
Business School

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  • Clinical Associate Professor of Business Economics
  • KSB Faculty Liaison for Undergraduate Student Engagement


  • Bloomington


  • BS, Florida Southern College, 1999
  • MA, West Virginia University, 2002
  • PhD, West Virginia University, 2003

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Alpha Kappa Psi “Most Creative Teaching Methods Award”, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • IU Trustees Teaching Award, Kelley School of Business, 2008, 2011, 2013
  • Kelley Direct, Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award, 2009
  • Memorable Faculty Award Kelley Undergraduate Seniors, 2008, 2009
  • General Motors, TEP Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award, 2007, 2008
  • Kelley School, Panschar Teaching Excellence Award, 2007

Professional Interests

Public Economics, Sustainability, Corporate Social Strategy, Non-Market Risks, Entrepreneurship

Personal Interests

Net Impact: The Environmental Business Club, Faculty Advisor (2004-present); Kelley Living Learning Center, Residential, Faculty Advisor (2009-present); Indiana University Dance Marathon, Faculty Advisory Board Member (2010-present); Nourish International, IU Chapter, Faculty Advisor (2012-present)

Selected Publications

  • Nesbit, Todd M. and Steven F. Kreft (2009), “Federal Grants, Earmarked Revenues, and Budget Crowd-Out: State Highway Funding,” Public Budgeting & Finance, Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer, pp. 94-110. Read Abstract ››

  • Kreft, Steven and John Maxwell “NGO Warning to Retailers: Stock Up on CSR” Perspectives on Retailing, Kelley School of Business, Center for Education and Research in Retailing (Fall 2008). Read Abstract ››

  • Kreft, Steven F. and Nancy M. Epling “Do Border Crossings Contribute to Underage Motor-Vehicle Fatalities? An Analysis of the Michigan Border Crossings.”  Canadian Journal of Economics, v40, n3, (2007): 765-781 Read Abstract ››

  • Mafi-Kreft, Elham and Steven F. Kreft “Importing Credible Monetary Policy: A Way for Transition Economies to Fight Inflation?” Economics Letters, v92, n1 (2006): 1-6. Read Abstract ››

  • Kreft, Steven F. and Russell S. Sobel (2005), “Public Policy, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Freedom,” The Cato Journal, Vol. 25, No. 3, pp. 595-616. Read Abstract ››