Dr. Nicholas A. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida Gulf Coast University. He earned his B.Sc. in Economics and Political Science and M.Sc. in Economics from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica. His research has been funded by several agencies including the National Academy of Education and The Association for Education Finance and Policy. Dr. Wright’s 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 college-level interventions. His most recent projects have examined the impact of need-based financing policies, performance standards, and public recognition on students' post-secondary and labor market outcomes.