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.
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)
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: Chair: Tom Mroz