Nicholas A. Wright is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Florida Gulf Coast University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University and a Master of Science and Bachelor in Economics from the University of the West Indies. His research utilizes quasi-experimental methods to study issues in education and public health, with a primary focus on higher education policies, college financing, and college-level interventions. His most recent research projects have focused on need-based financing policies, performance standards, public recognition, academic coaching, and non-cognitive skills. His work has been funded by several agencies including the National Academy of Education and he has published in various notable journals such as Labour Economics and the Journal of Development Economics.