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About John Ifcher

John 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 the Earned Income Tax Credit 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.

Positions

2016 - Present Scholar, Economic Justice and the Common Good Institute, Santa Clara University Bannan Institute
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2011 - Present Assistant Professor of Economics, Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business
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2008 - 2011 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Economics, Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business
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2005 - 2008 Lecturer & Senior Lecturer, Santa Clara University
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Curriculum Vitae



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Education

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2004 Ph.D. in Economics, University of California, Berkeley
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1993 M.P.A., Columbia University
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1989 B.S. (with high distinction) Computer Science and Psychology, The University Of Michigan
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Contact Information

Economics (Academic Department)
1(408) 554-5579
jifcher@scu.edu
Lucas Hall, 2nd Floor, 216 B

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