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.

I am teaching Economic Analysis of Big Data (ECO 393), collaborating with DataCamp in 2021 spring. 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. Scott Cunningham author of the book Causal Inference: The Mixtape asked what my thoughts were on various online casual inference courses on the different platforms (for free) that I took. I made a Twitter thread, see here. Many researchers, students, and causal inference enthusiasts loved it.

  2. Paper with Alicia Plemmons titled The Impact of Economic Freedom on Startups is published in Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy on Jan 2021. Bridwell Institute for Economic Freedom shared our paper on their Twitter @SMUCoxBridwell .

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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


  • 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