Rhonda Sharpe


First Name: Rhonda
Last Name: Sharpe


Degree: B.S.
Graduation Year: 1988
Major: mathematics

Degree: M.S.
Graduation Year: 1992

Degree: Ph.D.
Graduation Year: 1998


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.


Year Born: 1966