I am a fifth year PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at Georgia State University. I am also a 2018 National Academy of Education/ Spencer Dissertation fellow.
My research utilizes quasi-experimental methods to study issues in education, labor, health, and public economics, 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.
Wright, N. "Need-Based Financing Policies, College Decision-Making and Labor Market Behavior" (Job Market Paper)
Wright, N. "New Evidence on the Causal Impact of Traffic Safety Laws on Drunk Driving Fatalities" (with La-Troy Lee)
Work in Progress:
Wright, N. "What Does My Degree Class Tell You? The Labor Market Return to the Graduating Degree Classification".
Wright, N. "Teacher Quality and High School Performance: Evidence from a Math Specialist Intervention". (with Patrice Anderson)
Wright, N. "Can Nudging Improve Student Loan Repayment: Evidence from a Messaging Experiment in Jamaica". (with P. Arora & R. Bell)
Dissertation: Chair: Tom Mroz