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05-12-2012

Clarkson University Professor Diego Nocetti Receives Graham Faculty Research Award

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Diego C. Nocetti, an associate professor of economics and finance in the Clarkson University School of Business, was awarded the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award during the University’s 119th commencement ceremony today.

Clarkson University President Tony Collins (right) presents the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award to Diego Nocetti.His research focuses on the economics of uncertainty, with particular emphasis on the development of theoretical models that analyze both positive and normative aspects of decision-making under uncertainty.

In his latest research, Nocetti has explored the theory of precautionary saving in the presence of multiple sources of risk, the theory of comparative risk aversion among groups, and social discounting of environmental projects with uncertain returns.
 
His research has been published in a number of leading academic journals including Management Science, Journal of Money Credit and Banking, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Social Choice and Welfare, Economics Letters, B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, Review of Law and Economics, and Journal of Applied Economics.
 
Nocetti’s article “Properties of the Social Discount Rate in a Benthamite Framework with Heterogeneous Degrees of Impatience,” published in Management Science, was awarded the Finance and Sustainability European Research Award in the category Best Published Research Article.
 
He has presented his research at numerous academic conferences and has chaired several conference sessions. Nocetti has frequently served as ad hoc reviewer for highly regarded academic journals. He is a member of the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society, and the Western Economic Association.

He joined Clarkson in 2006. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Memphis, his MBA from East Carolina University, and his B.A. (licenciatura) from Universidad del Salvador.  

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Photo caption: Clarkson University President Tony Collins (right) presents the John W. Graham Jr. Faculty Research Award to Diego Nocetti.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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