Marta Podemska-Mikluch


Marcia Page and John Huepenbecker Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship and Assistant Professor of Economics in Economics and Management

Marta Podemska-Mikluch is an economics and entrepreneurship professor. Using the analytical approach of Entangled Political Economy, Podemska-Mikluch's research analyzes the role entrepreneurship plays at the intersection of divergent institutional settings. Podemska-Mikluch’s current work explores regulatory obstacles to entrepreneurial experimentation in the health care industry, focusing on those that are embedded in the Medicare system of payments. To learn more about Marta's research go to SSRN.

A firm believer in experiential education, Podemska-Mikluch founded and directs the Gustie Entrepreneur Cup, a student entrepreneurship competition. Gustie Entrepreneur Cup offers students an opportunity to learn critical thinking and creative problem-solving, test entrepreneurial ideas, and build connections with experienced alumni entrepreneurs. 

Originally from Poland, Podemska-Mikluch earned her Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University, M.S. in Applied Economics from St. Cloud State University, and B.A. in Political Science also from St. Cloud State. 

Marta moved to Minnesota with her husband Luke, for whom this is a happy return to the land of 10,000 lakes. Luke grew up in Saint Anthony, MN and is glad to be reunited with the snow blower after six years of living in the less snowy parts of the country. Luke is an IT consultant, specializing in big data and cloud computing. They have three cats and two daughters, born in 2016 and 2019.  


Ph.D. in Economics George Mason University, M.S. in Applied Economics St. Cloud State University, B.A. in Political Science St. Cloud State University

Courses Taught

E/M-108 (Principles of Microeconomics) and E/M-385 (Public Finance)

Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
E/M-102 Principles of Microeconomics 7 2017/SP, 2016/FA, 2015/FA, and 2014/FA
E/M-273 Hist Economic Thought 3 2018/FA, 2016/FA, and 2014/FA
E/M-367 Entrepreneurship 3 2016/FA, 2016/SP, and 2015/SP
E/M-277 Health Economics 2 2018/SP and 2017/SP
E/M-385 Public Finance 2 2017/FA and 2015/FA
E/M-108 Principles of Microeconomics 1 2018/FA
E/M-202 Intermed Microecon 1 2018/SP
E/M-267 Intro Entrepreneurship 1 2017/FA
E/M-382 Intermed Microecon 1 2015/SP
E/M-244 ST:Health Care Econ 1 2015/SP