- Jesse M. Cunha
Assistant Professor of Economics
Graduate School of Business and Public Policy
Monterey, CA 93943
Email: jcunha (at) nps.edu
PhD - Stanford University, 2010
MA - Stanford University, 2007
BS - Rutgers University, 2002
Physics, (Summa cum Laude)
- 2010-present: Assistant Professor
- June-August 2011: Visiting Researcher, Columbia University Middle East Research Center (CUMERC), Amman, Jordan
2012-present: Research Associate, Department of Economics, University of California, Santa Cruz
- Economics, Applied econometrics, Labor economics.
- Development economics, Labor economics, Public finance, Economics of education, Program evaluation
- 2014-13 U.S. Army Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) grant for work on the mental health and attrition costs of low psychological health of soldiers
2012 Gates Foundation grant for work on value added in higher education
2008 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Grant for work on value added in higher education
2008 Schultz Fellowship Funding for work on competition and cooperation in public good contributions
2007 George Schultz Data Collection Fellowship for work on an evaluation of GO centers
- American Economic Association, member
- Complete list of publications and working paper can be seen here.
Cunha, Jesse M. "Testing Paternalism: Cash Versus In-kind Transfers in Rural Mexico." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, Forthcoming.
Augenblick, Ned and Jesse M. Cunha, "Competition and Cooperation in a Public Goods Game: A Field Experiment," Economic Inquiry, Forthcoming
Cunha, Jesse M, Ryan Sullivan, Melih Can, and Huseyin Yalcinkaya. "Expedited Citizenship for Sale: Estimating the effect of Executive Order 13269 on non-citizen military enlistments." Applied Economics, February 2014, vol. 46 (11), pp. 1291-1300
Arkes, Jeremy and Jesse M. Cunha. "Workplace Goals and Output Quality: Evidence from time-constrained recruiting goals in the U.S. Navy." Defence and Peace Economics, Forthcoming.
Loeb, Susanna and Jesse M. Cunha.  "Have Assessment-Based Accountability Reforms Influenced the Career Decisions of Teachers and Principals?" Prepared as part of Title I, Part E, Section 1503 of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.
Cunha, Jesse M. and Trey Miller. [2008a] "Evaluating a College Information and Awareness Campaign: The Texas GO Center Project," Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Research Report.
Cunha, Jesse M. and Trey Miller. [2008b] "Quantitative Value-Added Measures in Higher Education: Possibilities and Limitations in the State of Texas," Report Commissioned by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.