Carli Cochi Ficano
Dr. Carli Cochi Ficano is a professor of economics at Hartwick College where she teaches courses in introductory microeconomics, labor economics, government policy, race and gender, and econometrics. She received her undergraduate degree in economics and sociology from Lafayette College in 1989 and her M.A. and Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1995 and 1997, respectively. Her graduate fields of study were labor economics, applied econometrics and development.
Carli's research interests include the impact of social policy on low income family well-being, the economics of higher education and, most recently, local economic development.
With student research assistance, Carli is currently examining the effect that a big-box retailer such as Wal-Mart has on local entrepreneurship and new firm start-up.