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Soma Ghosh, Ph.D.

Soma Ghosh, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics
sghosh@albright.edu
B-10 A, Roessner Hall
610-929-6724

Ph.D., M.A., Clark University; M.S., B.S., Calcutta University, Calcutta, India


Biography

Soma Ghosh’s research areas include environmental and energy policy, environmental sustainability in higher education, education policy and economic education. Prior to joining the Albright faculty in fall 2009, she was assistant professor of economics at Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, Mass.

Areas of Expertise

Environmental and energy policy
Environmental sustainability in higher education
Education policy
Economic education

Areas of Research

“Green Power Communities: The Role of Renewable Energy in Local Climate Mitigation Policies,” Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference Proceedings, 2011

“Participation in School Choice: A Spatial Probit Analysis of Neighborhood Influence,” Annals of Regional Science, 2011

“Participation in the Green Power Partnership: An Analysis of Higher Education Institutions as Partners in the Program,” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011

“Strategic Interaction Among Public School Districts: Evidence on Spatial Interdependence in School Inputs,” Economics of Education Review, 2010

“Energy Efficiency in an Educational Setting,” Bridgewater Review, 2008

“Strategic Interaction among Local Governments: A Spatial Analysis of Spillover of Public Goods,” The Elgar Companion to Public Economics: Empirical Public Economics, Ott, A.F., and Cebula, R.J., eds., 2006

Student Research Collaborations

Christopher Bucks and Gabrielle Arrieta, “Alcohol Consumption on College Campuses: Understanding the Motives and Factors”

Hadiyah Baxter and Yuen Yuen Chan, “The Relationship Between Use of Social Media and College GPA”

Kenneth Ho Wai Li and Shan Yi Rachel Mok, “New Wine in Old Bottle: Modern Barter System”

Jenna M. Olivo and Leigh Ann Gregoire, “Organic Versus Conventional Product Sales”

Courses Taught

Principles of Economics
Statistical Analysis for Economics and Business
Environmental Economics
Public Finance and Policy
First Year Seminar

Scholarship

Soma Ghosh has published numerous articles including “Green Power Communities: The Role of Renewable Energy in Local Climate Mitigation Policies,” Northeast Business & Economics Association Conference Proceedings, 2011; “Participation in School Choice: A Spatial Probit Analysis of Neighborhood Influence,” Annals of Regional Science, 2011; and “Participation in the Green Power Partnership: An Analysis of Higher Education Institutions as Partners in the Program,” International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2011; and “Strategic Interaction Among Public School Districts: Evidence on Spatial Interdependence in School Inputs,” Economics of Education Review, 2010. She regularly collaborates with students on research projects. Her most recent student collaborations include the following projects: “Alcohol Consumption on College Campuses: Understanding the Motives and Factors,” “The Relationship Between Use of Social Media and College GPA,” “New Wine in Old Bottle: Modern Barter System,” and “Organic Versus Conventional Product Sales.”