Luciana Echazu

Luciana Echazu

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education, Paul College
Associate Professor of Economics
Phone: (603) 862-0910
Office: UNH Dean's Office, Paul College 310, Durham, NH 03824

Luciana Echazú (Lu)is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Associate Professor of Economics at Peter T. Paul College of Business & Economics at the University of New Hampshire, where she joined in August 2020. Her research interests are in the area of law and economics, with a specific focus on corruption and criminal behavior. She also conducts research in industrial organization, new trade theory and lately she has been working around risk and uncertainty. Prior to that, she was Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs and Operations at the David D. Reh School of Business, Clarkson University, where she was also Associate Professor of Economics and Financial Studies. Since becoming an associate dean in 2018, Lu has been an active volunteer for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, also known as AACSB International. At AACSB she is well known for her work in the steering committees for Women Administrators in Management Education (WAME), and Responsible Management Education (RME). At Paul College, she is helping the community advance work on sustainability, in alignment with Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact, and of which Paul College is a signatory.

Courses Taught

  • PAUL 660: BiP:S/BiP Guide Program
  • PAUL 660/670: BiP:S/Intro to Email Marketing
  • PAUL 670: BiP:A/Leveraging Salesforce
  • PAUL 670/680: BiP:A/Adv Excel: Data Analysis
  • PAUL 680: BiP:C/BiP Guide Program
  • PAUL 690: BiP:P/BiP Program Guide
  • PAUL 792: Honors Seminar


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of Memphis
  • M.A., Economics, University of Memphis
  • M.B.A., East Carolina University
  • B.A., Universidad del Salvador, Arge

Research Interests

  • Economics

Selected Publications

  • Echazu, L., & Nocetti, D. C. (2020). Willingness to pay for morbidity and mortality risk reductions during an epidemic. Theory and preliminary evidence from COVID-19. GENEVA RISK AND INSURANCE REVIEW, 45(2), 114-133. doi:10.1057/s10713-020-00053-0

  • Echazu, L., & Nocetti, D. (2019). Understanding risky behaviors during adolescence: A model of self-discovery through experimentation. International Review of Law and Economics, 57, 12-21. doi:10.1016/j.irle.2018.11.001

  • Echazu, L., & Heintzelman, M. (2019). Environmental regulation and love for variety. Review of International Economics, 27(1), 413-430. doi:10.1111/roie.12382

  • Echazu, L., & Nocetti, D. (2015). Charitable giving: Altruism has no limits. Journal of Public Economics, 25, 46-53.

  • Echazu, L., & Nocetti, D. (2013). PRIORITY SETTING IN HEALTH CARE: DISENTANGLING RISK AVERSION FROM INEQUALITY AVERSION. Health Economics, 22(6), 730-740. doi:10.1002/hec.2858