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Elda Pema
Associate Professor
Mail Code: GB/Pl
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3631
Email: epema (at)
PhD - Michigan State, 2003
MA - Michigan State University, 2001
BA - American University in Bulgaria, 1998
Applied Economics and Business Administration (magna cum laude)
  • 2004 – Present: Assistant Professor
  • 2004 – Present: Course Coordinator for the Econometrics sequence
  • Referee for Southern Economic Journal, Economics Bulletin, Armed Forces and Society
  • Summer 2000, Summer 2001, Summer 2003: Teacher at Michigan State University
  • Economics
  • Econometrics
  • Labor Economics
  • Compensation policies in large firms
  • Gender differences in pay and promotion
  • Evaluation of education programs
  • Military labor market
  • January 2006, January 2004: MSA Curriculum hiring committee
  • American Economic Association (AEA)
  • Western Economic Association International (WEAI)
  • Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP)
  • Society of Labor Economists (SOLE)
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM)
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
  • Mehay, S. & E. Pema. “The Impact of the High School Junior ROTC Program: Does Treatment Timing and Intensity Matter?” Defence and Peace Economics, 2010.
  • Pema, E. “The Effect of Age Discrimination Laws on Age-earnings Profiles of Postsecondary Faculty,” Atlantic Economic Journal, Vol. 38 no. 1 pp 65-80, 2010.
  • Pema, E. “Trends in the Albanian Labor Market: Who Are Albania’s Unemployed?” Transition Studies Review, 16(4) pp. 860-871, 2010.
  • Mehay, S. & E. Pema. “The Effect of High School JROTC on Student Achievement, Educational Attainment, and Enlistment,” Southern Economic Journal, 2009.
  • Baser, O. & E. Pema. “Publications over the Academic Life-cycle: Evidence for Academic Economists,” Economics Bulletin, Vol. 1 no. 1 pp. 1-8, 2004.

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