Corissa Marson

337H Ruttan Hall
Chengyan Yue
Carlisle Ford Runge

BS – Economics
BA – Political Science
Minor in Mathematics
University of Minnesota


Corissa Marson is a first-generation college student and Ph.D. Candidate in the Applied
Economics Graduate Program at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. She is interested in
the effects of poverty and financial stress and their impact on decision making. She earned a
Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor
in Mathematics in from the University of Minnesota in 2016. Her dissertation research explores
information avoidance, belief updating under uncertainty, and heterogeneous effects of
information. Corissa has fostered links between the Neuroscience and Applied Economics
departments at the University of Minnesota and values interdisciplinary approaches in
research. Corissa is also conducting research regarding Science Communication in academia
and is managing a project collecting historical data on occupational licensing that will be made
publicly available.

Areas of Interest

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Policy Analysis
  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Science Communication