Nicholas Kacher

Assistant Professor of Economics

Department: Economics
Office Address: Humanities 219
Office Phone: (909) 607-3715

Nicholas Kacher will be on leave during the fall semester.

Nicholas Kacher

Academic History

B.A. in Economics, Wheaton College, Massachusetts
M.A./Ph.D. in Economics, Colorado State University


Areas of Expertise

Urban and Regional Economics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Labor Economics, Microeconomics

Personal Interests

Running, cycling, cooking, spending time with my wife and my dog

Selected Research and Publications

Migration, Housing, and the Future of Colorado’s Growing Economy, with Jonathan Care, October 2018

The Great Recession and the Startup Slowdown, with Stephan Weiler, June 2017

Inside the Rise of the Gig Economy, with Stephan Weiler, April 2017

Innovation in Colorado and the West Midlands, September 2016

Boon or Burden? Evaluating the Competing Effects of House Price Shocks on Regional Entrepreneurship - Working Paper with Luke Petach

“The More Dynamic the Better? Effects of Entrepreneurship on Local Growth, Distribution, and Resilience” – Working Paper

“Entrepreneurship and Resilience in the US and UK: Implications for Regional Development” – Working Paper, with Anastasios Kitsos, Jacob Moore, Raquel Ortega Argiles, Luke Petach and Stephan Weiler.


Nicholas Kacher is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Scripps College. Originally from Waltham, Massachusetts, he earned a BA in Economics at Wheaton College (MA) in 2011. He has worked for nonprofit economic development organizations in Tanzania and in Massachusetts, giving him an appreciation for the crucial roles of culture, history, and institutions in regional economic growth. He earned his PhD in economics from Colorado State University in 2019.

Professor Kacher's research centers on the effects of entrepreneurship on regional inclusive growth and resilience across metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in the US and internationally, and examines labor market phenomena related to self employment, contingent work, and working hours.

Courses Taught

Principles of Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Urban and Regional Economics

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