Welcome to my site. I am an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University. 

My research utilizes quasi-experimental methods to study issues in education economics and public health, with a primary focus on higher education policies, college financing, and experimental interventions.  My most recent works examined the impact of  need-based financing policies, performance standards,  and public recognition on students' post-secondary decisions and labor market outcomes. These works utilized untapped administrative student-level data from Jamaica.

The courses I have taught recently  have covered the areas of applied econometrics, the economics of poverty and the design and evaluation of public policy. 

Department of Economics and Finance                                                                Lutgert College of Business                                                                                  Florida Gulf Coast University                                                                             

Email:        nawright@fgcu.edu                                                                                              gsunwright16@gmail.com                                                       


PhD in Economics, Georgia State University (2019) 
MSc in Economics, The University of the West Indies (2014)                        BSc in Economics & Pol. Sciences, The University of the West Indies (2014)             


Working Papers:

Wright, N.   "Need-Based Financing Policies, College Decision-Making and Labor Market Behavior"  

Wright, N.  "Perform Better, or Else: Academic Probation, Public Praise and Students Decision-Making"   Online Appendix

Wright, N.  "New Evidence on the Causal Impact of Traffic Safety Laws on Drunk Driving Fatalities". (with La-Troy Lee)

Wright, N.  "The Impact of Handheld Legislation on Traffic Fatalities: Evidence from a Temporal Regression Discontinuity Design"(with  Ernest Dorilas)

Wright, N.  "Teacher Quality and High School Performance:  Evidence from a Math Specialist Intervention"(with  Patrice Anderson)


Work in Progress: 

Wright, N"What Does My Degree Class Tell You? The Labor Market Return to the Graduating Degree Classification".

Wright, N.  "Can Nudging Improve Student Loan Repayment: Evidence from a Messaging Experiment in Jamaica"(with  P. Arora &  R. Bell)

Dissertation:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ChairTom Mroz                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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