Francesco Renna, Ph.D.

Francesco Renna, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor
Dept/Program: Economics
Office: CBA 324
Phone: 330-972-7411
Fax: 330-972-5356
Curriculum Vitae: Download in PDF format

Research Accomplishments

Fields: Applied Econometrics, Labor Economics


  • "The Relationship between Communicable Diseases and FDI Flows: An Empirical Investigation," (with Sucharita Ghosh), The World Economy, 38(10), October 2015: 1574-93.
  • “Innovation, Product Quality, and Exporting: Does Quality Matter?” (with C. Imbriani and P. Morone), The International Trade Journal, 2015, 29(4), 273-90.
  • “Obesity History and Male Employment”, Applied Economics Letters, 22(2), 2015: 116-20.
  • “Plan Choice, Health Insurance Cost and Premium Sharing",  (with V. Kosteas), Journal of Health Economics, 35, 2014: 179-88.
  • "Innovation activities and Italian SME's exports decisions: a multi-treatment analysis", (with P. Morone and G. Testa), Int. J. Globalisation and Small Business, 5(4), 2013: 256-72.
  • “Social Network and Weight Misperception among Adolescents” (with M. Ali and A. Amialchuk), Southern Economic Journal, 77(4), 2011: 827-842.
  • “Direct and Indirect Effects of Obesity on Labor Market Outcomes of the Older Working Age Adults” (with N. Thakur), Social Science & Medicine, 71(2), 2010: 405-13.
  • "Using Electronic Response Systems in Economics Classes", (with S. Ghosh) Journal of Economic Education, 40(4), 2009: 354-365.
  • "The Impact of Job Displacement on Employer Based Health Insurance Coverage", (with Vasilis Kosteas) Journal of Labor Research, 30(4), 2009: 317-327
  • "The Effect of Friends on Adolescent Body Weight", (with Irina Grafova and Nidhi Thakur) Economics and Human Biology, 6(3), 2008: 377-87
  • "Alcohol Abuse, Alcoholism and Labor Market Outcomes: Looking for the Missing Link", Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol 62, No. 1, October 2008: 92-103
  • "Teens Alcohol Consumption and School Performance", Economics of Education Review, Vol 29, No. 1, 2008: 69-78
  • "The Impact of Racial Discrimination on the Early Career Outcomes of Young Workers" (with R. King), Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol 35, No. 3, 2007: 269-78.
  • "The Economic Cost of Teenagers' Drinking: Late Graduation and Lowered Earnings", Health Economics, Vol 16, No. 4, 2007: 407-419
  • "Overtime and Moonlighting: A Cross-Country Analysis", Journal of Labor Research Vol 27, No. 4, Fall 2006: 575-591


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2002