Santa Clara University

John Ifcher

Assistant Professor of Economics

ifcher-lrgJohn Ifcher teaches courses in microeconomics, the economics of the public sector, the economics of poverty and income inequality, and economic research methods.

His recent research focuses on subjective well-being, time preference, and overconfidence and social welfare programs.  One recent paper investigates the impact of positive affect on time preference; another investigates the effect of welfare reform on happiness.  He has published articles in the American Economic Review, the B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, the Eastern Economic Journal, the Journal of Happiness Studies, the Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, and Poverty and Public Policy.

John Ifcher received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley.  He also received a M.P.A. degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a B.S. in computer science and psychology from the University of Michigan. He worked for the city of New York as the Senior Advisor to the Parks Commissioner between 1993 and 1998.

February 2014
 
 
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