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About Iryna V. Lendel

Dr. Iryna V. Lendel is a Research Associate Professor and the Director of the Center for Economic Development at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University. Dr. Lendel is an economist with vast experience conducting academic and applied research and analyzing regional economic development. Her research portfolio includes projects on industrial analysis, including high-tech industries, the oil and gas industry, art industries, steel industry and re-emerging optics industry; regional growth; technology-based economic development; technology transfer and ecology of innovation. She also writes on economic impact and the role of universities in regional economies.

Dr. Lendel is also affiliated with the Center for Energy Policy and Applications. She conducts research in energy policy and best management practices for water use sectors. Dr. Lendel was a principal investigator on a number of projects assessing the economic potentials and impact of the Utica Shale development on the state of Ohio and the tri-state area. Dr. Lendel has been a consultant to the World Bank, Research Triangle Institute and CRDF Global’s Technology Entrepreneurship Program. She is an assistant editor of Economic Development Quarterly.

Dr. Lendel earned her master's degree with honors from Ivano-Frankivsk Institute of Oil and Gas (Ukraine). She earned her Ph.D. in Economics at the Lviv Regional Institute of Ukrainian Academy of Science. She earned a second Ph.D. in Urban Studies from the Levin College of Urban Affairs with a concentration in Economic Development. Dr. Lendel is a Fulbright Scholar.

Areas of Expertise:

Industrial analysis and regional industry clusters
Regional growth
Public policies on technology-based economic development
Technology transfer and ecology of innovation
Energy policy and economics of energy industries
The role of universities in regional economies
Arts and economic growth
Economic impact studies


Present Research Associate Professor and Associate Director, Cleveland State University

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