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.
B.A. in Economics, Wheaton College, Massachusetts M.A./Ph.D. in Economics, Colorado State University
Urban and Regional Economics, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Labor Economics, Microeconomics
Running, cycling, cooking, spending time with my wife and my dog
Principles of Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, Urban and Regional Economics
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.