Carlena Cochi Ficano
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Areas of Expertise

labor economics, applied econometrics, social policy on low income family well-being, the economics of higher education and, most recently, local economic development.

Ph.D., Cornell University

Carlena Cochi Ficano

Professor of Economics

Recent courses taught:

  • Econometrics
  • The Marketplace
  • Microbes, Markets, and Food
  • Labor Economics
  • The Economics of Race and Gender
  • Principles of microeconomics

Selected publications:

  • “Childcare Policy and Practice” in The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education, Donna L. Couchenour and Kent Chrisman, eds. New York, NY: Sage Publications. 2015.
  • “SAT” in Encyclopedia of Education Economics and Finance, Dominic Brewer and Lawrence Picus,eds. New York, NY: Sage Publications. 2014.
  • “Tree Huggers and Road Warriors: Fuel Efficiency Rebound in the Presence of Hybrids” (with Patrick Thompson ’12). American Economist, Fall, 2014.
  • “Peer Effects in Higher Education: Gender Matters.” Economics of Education Review, December 2012, 31(6).

College service and professional affiliations:

  • Faculty Council Representative
  • Member of the Retention Advisory Council
  • American Economic Association
  • Population Association of America
  • Academy of Management