place: Born in Harlem NYC; raised in Richmond, VA
B.S. North Carolina Wesleyan University (1988) majoring in mathematics with extensive course work in chemistry and journalism. MS Clark Atlanta University (1992) in applied mathematics. MS Stanford University (1994) operation research . MA Claremont Graduate University in economics.
Graduate University (1998) economics/mathematics
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area of degree: Mathematics/Economics
current (2/2000) employment: Rhonda Sharpe is Carolina Minority Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Economics at the University of North Carolina.
web page: http://www.unc.edu/~sharper/
Sharpe's research is focused on the economics of education and the economics of sports. She recently presented "Customer Discrimination in Memorabilia: New Evidence for Major League Baseball" at the Twelfth Symposium on Baseball and American Culture held at the National Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown, New York. This paper is a joint effort with Sumner J. LaCroix, Professor of Economics, University of Hawaii. LaCroix and Sharpe will be extended this analysis to include MLB pitchers. She is co-author of "The Impact of The California Civil Rights Initiative (CCRI) on University and Professional School Admissions and the Implications for the California Economy", with Cecilia A. Conrad in The Review of Black Political Economy, Summer 1996, Vol. 25, No. 1. Other projects include analyzing wage discrimination between the National Women Basketball Association (WNBA) and American Basketball Association (ABL) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), the relationship between years of education completed and marriage status, price discrimination for sports memorabilia, wage differential for women with analytical and quantitative skills.
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