Education2005 Drexel University, B.S.
2013 Drexel University, Ph.D.
Courses TaughtPrincipals of Macroeconomics
Principals of Microeconomics
The Great Moderation and the Great Recession - a special topics course
Career SpecialtiesJames DeNicco's primary field is macroeconomics and his secondary field is industrial organization. His primary research interests are in macroeconomics and applied macroeconomics, especially the relationship between GDP growth and labor dynamics. His focus is on jobless recovery, which explores the speed of recovery in unemployment rates post-recession, controlling for GDP growth.
Professional and Community Activities:DeNicco graduated from Drexel University in 2013. While completing his doctorate there, he presented at numerous conferences and research seminars. He also began work that he continues today in a consulting capacity as a research associate for the Center for Labor Markets and Policy. In that role he has conducted extensive work with BLS and BEA data regarding estimation and forecasting techniques used by the Massachusetts Governor’s Office and the Rhode Island Department of Labor. In addition, he collaborates on research identifying the determinants of successful transitions from high school to college and persistence in college, with the goal of identifying major transition barriers needing either program or policy intervention.
Honors and AwardsIn 2011, DeNicco was awarded Outstanding Ph.D. Teaching Assistant for the Lebow College of Business. In 2012, he was awarded Outstanding Ph.D. Instructor for the Lebow College of Business. He also earned the Southern Economic Association Conference Graduate Student Award and an International Travel Award while in graduate school. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Drexel University as an undergraduate in 2005 and is a member of both the Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society and the Golden Key Honors Society.