Ishuan Li Simonson, Professor of Finance

Address: Morris Hall 235
Phone: 507-389-5753


  • Business Analytics (FINA 375)
  • Financial Institutions and Markets (FINA 464)
  • Business Finance (FINA 362)


  • Ph.D. (Applied Economics), Fields of Specialization: Financial Economics and Industrial Organization, Clemson University
  • M.S. (Economics), Clemson University
  • M.A. (Political and Economic Development), Fordham University
  • B.A. (Political Science), Suffolk University


“Participation and Payments to Farmland Owners in the Conservation Reserve Programs in Blue Earth County, Minnesota,” with Hamidou Ayiki, Minnesota Valley Business Magazine, June 2022

“Smartphone Diffusion and Consumer Comparison Shopping Behavior: Implications for the Marketplace Fairness Act,” 2016, with Robert D. Simonson (MSU, M), Guncha Babajanova (Cambria Inc.), and Matthew Tuomala (Reeher, LLC), Economics Bulletin, 36 (3), p.A132

“The Value of a Redesigned Program and Capstone Course in Economics,” 2016, with Robert Simonson, International Review of Economic Education, 22, 48-58

 “Capstone Senior Research Course in Economics,” 2016, with Robert Simonson,    Journal of Economic Education, 47 (2), 1-7

“Overeducation and Employment Mismatch: Wage Penalties for College Degrees in Business,” 2015, with Mathew Malvin and Robert Simonson, Journal of Education for Business, 90:3, 119-125


  • Advisor, Minnesota State University Mankato Team, Honorable Mention Award, Manhattan College Business Analytics Competition, April 23, 2022
  • Honoree, “Successful Scholarship and Commitment to Student Development,” College of Graduate Studies and Research and the Undergraduate Research Center, 1st Annual Faculty-Student Publication Recognition Ceremony, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2017
  • Finance Club, former Faculty Co-Advisor
  • Faculty Advisor, Business Analytics and Modelers Club
  • Faculty Advisor Nominee, Student Leadership Award, Registered Student Organization, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2022

  • Kappa Chapter of Minnesota, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Former Faculty Advisor
  • Council on Undergraduate Research, Social Science Division, Former Councilor
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato Team to M.U.D.A.C., Faculty Co-Advisor
  • Advisor Award, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2013

  • Pedagogical Innovation Award, College of Extended Learning, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 2014


  • Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honor Society for Economics
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