Stacie Bosley

Professor of Economics and William Kahlert Endowed Professor of Economics, Hamline University
Stacie Bosley


Ph.D., applied economics, University of Minnesota

Summary of Experience

Professor Bosley is an economist specializing in microeconomics and behavioral economics, with a particular focus on examining the dynamics of multi-level marketing organizations (MLMs) in the US and worldwide, including the social and economic factors that influence participation in MLMs. She has been retained as an expert witness and testified at preliminary injunction hearings and trials in this area, and is frequently called upon to evaluate whether at-issue MLMs have misrepresented earning potential and whether they should be classified as pyramid schemes. Professor Bosley’s expert work has spanned numerous federal and state litigations, including before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Washington State Office of the Attorney General. A frequent presenter at academic and industry conferences, she has also been featured in USA Today, as well as on the BBC, HBO, and NPR. Professor Bosley’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, such as the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics, The Journal of Consumer Affairs, and the Journal of Labor and Society. She teaches courses in microeconomic theory, behavioral economics, and econometrics, and has received multiple awards for her academic service and teaching. Prior to her career in academia, Professor Bosley was a consultant at Accenture.

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