Peter Nencka

Assistant Professor



Academic Background

  • Ph.D., Economics, The Ohio State University, 2020
  • B.A., Economics and Philosophy, Beloit College, 2011

Academic & Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor, Miami University, 2020-present
  • Consultant, Bates White Economic Consulting, 2011-2014

Recent Publications

  • “School closures during the 1918 flu pandemic” (with Philipp Ager, Katherine Eriksson, Ezra Karger, and Melissa A. Thomasson) Forthcoming at The Review of Economics and Statistics
  • "Predicting education attainment: Does grit compensate for low levels of cognitive ability?" (with Audrey Light), Learning and Individual Differences, February 2019

Honors & Awards

  • William Green Dissertation Year Fellowship, The Ohio State University, 2019-2020
  • Graduate Associate Teaching Award, The Ohio State University, 2018


Peter Nencka received his Ph.D. in Economics from The Ohio State University in 2020 and is currently an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Farmer School of Business at Miami University. He is an applied microeconomist with research interests in labor and public economics, with applications to education, innovation, and economic history. Recent work studies how local and national policies affect the skills needed to enter and succeed in college and foster innovation. He enjoys teaching econometrics, statistics, and microeconomics.


  • SPRING 2023
  • ECO 311 C TR 10:05-11:25, FSB 0014
  • ECO 671 A TR 8:30-9:50, FSB 0014
Peter Nencka

Contact Information

Office Hours

  • T 12:00-1:30
  • R 3:45-5:15


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