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05-19-2017

Diego Nocetti Promoted to Full Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Diego Nocetti has been promoted from associate professor to full professor of economics & financial studies in the School of Business. Promotion to professor is considered to be virtually the highest honor that a university can bestow upon its faculty.

Diego NocettiNocetti joined the School of Business in 2006 after graduating with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Memphis.

He is a leading theorist in decision analysis. His research has contributed to the understanding of both positive and normative aspects of risk-taking behavior and has informed public policy debates on a broad range of issues, including observed patterns of saving and wealth accumulation, the appropriate discount rate to use in public projects with costs and benefits occurring in the far future, and the proper design of economic incentives to stimulate charitable giving.

Nocetti has presented his work at numerous academic conferences around the world and has published 27 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. His most recent work has appeared in Journal of Economic Theory, Management Science, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, and Journal of Mathematical Economics.

In 2012, Clarkson awarded Nocetti the John W. Graham Faculty Research Award "for outstanding research accomplishments by a young faculty member and promise of future achievements."

His work on social discount rates was awarded the Finance and Sustainability European Research Award in 2008 by the French association Forum Pour l’Investissement Responsible. He has received multiple research accolades for his work on the economics of risk and was the inaugural recipient of the School of Business Faculty Research Award in 2016.

Nocetti is co-editor of the Eastern Economic Journal, the journal of the Eastern Economic Association, and has served as expert reviewer for more than 25 different scientific journals.

He has taken on key leadership and policy-making roles at the School of Business, working on aspects of faculty development, strategic planning, governance, graduate policy, and undergraduate policy.

Nocetti has taught economics to more than 2,500 Clarkson students. He teaches on a regular basis Economics of Innovation and Macroeconomics and has taught courses in microeconomics, international economics, and managerial economics.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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