Associate Professor of Economics
Professor Diette joined the Williams School faculty in 2004 as a visiting professor and as a tenure-track faculty member in 2006. Professor Diette had previous experience working in the Finance Departments at Bank of America and Wachovia followed by a stint as an Economist for the North Carolina Department of Revenue. In addition to introductory and senior capstone courses, he teaches courses in Economics of Education and Health Economics. Outside of the Economics Department, Professor Diette is also a faculty member of the African American Studies Program and the Shepherd Poverty Program.
Professor Diette conducts research on a range of issues related to the development and maintenance of human capital. Examples of recent research includes summer learning loss, the influence of school composition on future life outcomes, the effect of immigrant students on native born students, and understanding access to rigorous courses within and across schools. His work on the adverse psychological consequences of exposure to unemployment was recently featured in the SES Indicator a publication of the American Psychological Association. He has presented many of these studies at conferences sponsored by the American Economic Association, Southern Economic Association, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, and the American Time Use Association.
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005)
M.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1999)
B.A. in Economics and History, University of Vermont (1995) (Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa)
Access to Rigorous Courses, Connections between Health and Education Attainment, Summer Learning Loss, High School Exit Exams, and Economics Education.
Economics 101 Principles of Microeconomics, Economics 102 Principles of Macroeconomics, Economics 234: Urban Education: Poverty, Ethnicity, and Policy, Economics 236 Economics of Education, Economics 237 Health Economics, and Economics 399 Senior Capstone in Economics.