Skip navigation


University of Central Oklahoma


Mariya Burdina, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Economics with research interests in behavioral economics and pedagogy. Her research has focused on establishing the relationship between set goals and performance. She is also working on evaluating effectiveness of various teaching techniques in the college setting. Burdina is a recipient of 2019 Vanderford Distinguished Teacher Award. 

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado
  • M.A., Economics, University of Colorado
  • M.A., Transportation Economics, North Dakota State University 
  • B.B.A. Management of Industrial Organizations, Kiev National Economic University 

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Metz, N., Burdina, M. (2018). Neighborhood Income Inequality and Property Crime. Urban Studies. 55(1), 133-150.
Burdina, M., Sasser, S. L. (2018). SYLLABUS AND ECONOMICS: REASONING WITH GENERATION “WHY”. Journal of Economic Education. 49(1), 38-45.

Burdina, M., Hiller, R. S., Metz, N. (2017). Goal Attainability and Performance: Evidence from Boston Marathon Qualifying Standards. Journal of Economic Psychology, 58 (February 2017).

Sasser, S. L., Burdina, M., Davenport, J. P. (2016). Perceptions and Attitudes of Oklahoma College Students about Free Markets and Government Regulations. Journal for Economic Educators. 16(1), 16.

Burdina, M., Sauer, K. M. (2015). Teaching Economic Principles with Analogies. International Review of Economic Education, 20, 29-36.

Burdina, M. (2015). Rethinking the Use of Concept Maps in Principles of Economics Courses. Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research, 16(1), 31-41.

Zhu, Z., Burdina, M., Wright, M. (2014). Is the stock market sticker shocked? A study of market response to recent CAFE regulations in the US. Applied Economics, 46(34), 4178-4189.

Burdina, M. (2014). Wave Riding or Owning the Issue: How Do Candidates Determine Campaign Agendas. The American Economist, 59(2), 139-152.

The views expressed by UCO faculty and staff on their personal websites and social media pages do not necessarily reflect the positions of the University of Central Oklahoma. UCO faculty and staff are advised to follow the university’s social media guidelines and are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with policies outlined in UCO’s Employee Handbook and/or Faculty Handbook.