I am an Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department of Economics at the Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. My research includes health, energy, and public/regional economics.

Spring 2021, I am teaching Economic Analysis of Big Data (ECO 393), collaborating with DataCamp. I have taught Principles of Economics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Business Data Visualization, and Elementary Business & Economic Statistics.

For any questions about my research or other scholarly activities, please contact me by email. You can also reach me on Twitter @econshishir.


  1. Prescription Drug Abuse Policy System - PDAPS.org put my working paper County-Level Assessment of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program and Opioid Prescription Rate in their resources. http://pdaps.org/resources.

  2. Scope of practice laws and the mobility of nurse practitioners published in the Journal of Labor Research. Highlights are on Twitter. CSOR St. Francis University, The Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation at Saint Francis mentions this paper on LinkedIn.

  3. Paper with Elham Erfanian and Alexandre Scarcioffolo titled The political economy of Vermont’s abortion bill is published in Applied Economics Letters.

  4. Paper with Alicia Plemmons titled Does Scope of Practice Affect Opioid Prescribing Behavior of Nurse Practitioners Serving Medicare Beneficiaries? is scheduled for the Public Choice Society (PCS) in March 2021, The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), April 2021, and the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) in June 2021.

  5. Paper with Sriparna Ghosh titled Socioeconomic Status, Occupational Licensing, and Firm Growth is scheduled for The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), April 2021.

  6. Paper with Anna Ruboyianes and Alicia Plemmons titled Campaign Worth A Thousand Words: The Value of Words in Crowdfunding Descriptions is accepted for Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference in June 2021.


  • Health, Energy, & Public/Regional Economics
  • Entrepreneurship & Education
  • Policy Evaluation


  • Ph.D. in Economics, 2020

    West Virginia University

  • M.A. in Economics, 2019

    West Virginia University