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Elda Pema

Phone: (831) 656-3631
NPS Experience
  • 2011 - current: Associate Professor
  • 2003 - 2011: Assistant Professor
Other Experience
  • Referee for Southern Economic Journal, Economics Bulletin, Armed Forces and Society
  • 2000 - 2003 Teacher, Michigan State University
Research Interests
Gender differences in pay and promotion
Compensation policies in large firms
Evaluation of education programs
Military labor market
Teaching Interests
Economics
Econometrics
Labor Economics

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • American Economic Association
  • Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management
  • Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession
  • Society of Labor Economists
  • Western Economic Association International

Scholarly Work

Publications
  • Journal Article
  • Bacolod, M., Mehay, S., & Pema, E, (2018). Who Succeeds in Distance Learning? Evidence from Quantile Panel Data Estimation. Southern Economics Journal, 4(84).
  • Pema, E., Mehay, S., & Tick, S. L, (2016). Noncognitive Skills and Job Match: Evidence from Military Applicants. Defense and Peace Economics, OCTOBER.
  • Pema, E., & Mehay, S, (2012). Career Effects of Occupation-Related Vocational Education: Evidence from the Military Labor Market. Economics of Education Review, 5(31), 680-693.
  • Pema, E., & Mehay, S, (2010). The Role of Job Assignment and Human Capital Endowments in Explaining Gender Differences in Job Performance and Promotion. Labour Economics, 6(17), 998-1009.
  • Pema, E, (2010). The Effect of Age Discrimination Laws on Age-Earnings Profiles of Postsecondary Faculty. Atlantic Economic Journal, 1(38), 65-80.
  • Pema, E., & Mehay, S, (2010). The Impact of the High School Junior ROTC Program: Does Treatment Timing and Intensity Matter? Defense and Peace Economics, 3(21), 229-247.
  • Manuscript
  • Pema, E., & Mehay, S, Females in the Junior Reserves Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC): The Effect of Program Participation on School Performance and Navy Careers.
  • Tick, S. L., Pema, E., Mehay, S., & Tick, S, Non-Cognitive Skills and Job Match: Evidence From Military Applicants.
  • Technical Report
  • Tick, S. L., Nissen, M. E., Mehay, S., & Pema, E, Retention of High Quality Officers: An Assessment of Importance of STEM Degrees.
  • Tick, S. L., Nissen, M. E., Pema, E., Mehay, S., & Moss, E, (2019). An Analysis of Alternative Measures of Performance and Career Outcomes of Junior Naval Officers.
  • Pema, E., & Tick, S. L, (2016). Evaluation of the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System (TAPAS) Using Data on Navy Recruits – Predicting Boot Camp and A-School Graduation Rates..
  • Tick, S. L., Pema, E., Mehay, S., & Salas, M, (2015). An Analysis of the Career Progression of Hispanic Military Officers.
  • Pema, E., & Tick, S. L, (2014). A Review of Literature on Military Job Performance of Racial/Ethnic Groups.
  • Pema, E., Tick, S. L., Farhman, J., & Mehay, S, (2014). A Review of Literature on Non-Cognitive Testing and Its Potential Use to Improve Navy Recruiting Outcomes.
  • Pema, E., Mehay, S., & Tick, S. L, (2013). Evaluation of the Tailored Adaptive Personality Assessment System (TAPAS) Using Data on Navy Recruits.