Sondra Collins, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Dr. Sondra Collins is a native of Clarksdale, MS.  She completed her undergraduate studies at Winston-Salem State University and graduate studies at the University of Alabama.  Her research interest in include health economics and public policy.  Dr. Collins’s research is centered on understanding poverty and examining possible policy solutions to poverty related issues.  The poverty related issues that she finds most interesting are those related to health disparities, health care markets, and public policy.

Published Papers:

“Comparing Africa, Asia and Latin America/Caribbean Countries Using Per Capita GDP, Remittances, Openness, Capital/Labor Ratios and Freedom” with Edward Nissan, forthcoming Journal of Economics and Finance

 “Economic Freedom in US Regions” with Edward Nissan, forthcoming Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy

 “Elected Versus Appointed County Commission Executives: Race, Political Favors and Support Facilities” with Gary Hoover  The Review of Black Political Economy Vol 40 No 4, December 2013: 449-457.

“More on Non-White Poverty and Economic Growth in the United States” with Gary Hoover and Mehmet Yaya Journal of Income Distribution Vol 20 No 1, March 2011: 63-82

Working Papers:

 “Income Inequality and Healthy Decision Making among Adolescents” with Dr. Nicholas Hill.

“Are people more willing to support redistributive policy when they know more about the effects of poverty? with Dr. Ngoc Phan.   

CV: 

sondracollinsusmcv2015.doc