POTSDAM -- Luciana Echazu has been granted tenure and promoted from assistant professor to associate professor of economics and financial studies at Clarkson University.
Echazu has been at Clarkson since 2007, teaching courses in industrial organization with a supply chain application to both graduate and undergraduate students. Her undergraduate courses also include game theory and econometrics.
She received her bachelor of arts degree from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, her MBA from East Carolina University, and her master of arts and Ph.D. in economics from University of Memphis.
Echazu's main research interests are in the area of law and economics, with a specific focus in corruption and criminal behavior. She also conducts research in industrial organization, new trade theory and risk and uncertainty.
Echazu has coauthored papers with colleagues and presented her work at several national academic conferences. She has published several articles in highly ranked peer reviewed journals. She has also served as a reviewer for several academic journals and is a member of the American Economic Association and the American Law and Economics Association.
Echazu has received numerous teaching awards. Her accolades include being named MBA faculty member of the year in 2012. She was tapped into Phalanx, Clarkson's highest honorary society, and received the Commendable Leadership Award in 2012. She is also a recipient of the Ralph Janaro Memorial Faculty Award in 2012 and 2011 (presented by the honor society Beta Gamma Sigma), the Outstanding Teacher award by CUSA in 2011, the Respect Award in 2011 and 2012; the Outstanding New Teacher Award in 2009; and the Inspiring Mentor Award in 2009 (presented by Delta Zeta).