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Maria Corton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Office: PNM 106 C
Phone: 727-873-4179
Fax: 727-873-4571


Ph.D., Economics, University of Florida

M.A., Economics, University of Florida

MBA, International Business, Jacksonville University

Engineer in Computer Science from Universidad Simon Bolivar

Research Areas and Interests

Fields: Industrial Organization and Econometrics

Interests: infrastructure, regulation, firm's performance, public utitlities economics, international economy and trade, Latin America, natural gas, electricity and oil

Recent Publications

Corton, M., & Ebrahimpour, M. (Accepted 2013). The economic impact of the arts and culture sector in the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. Journal of Business and Management Landscapes. Refereed.

Corton, M., & Ebrahimpour, M. (2013). Forecasting film-induced tourism: The Dolphin Tale Case. Tourism Economics. Refereed. Contribution to Practice.

Corton, M. (2011). Sector fragmentation and aggregation of service provision in the water industry. Journal of Productivity Analysis. 2011 (35) 159-169. Refereed. Discipline Based.

Corton, M. & Berg, S. (2009). Benchmarking Central America water utilities. Utilities Policy, 17 (December) 267-275. Refereed. Discipline Based.

Corton, M., & S. Berg (Feb. 2008). Benchmarking Water Utilities in Central America. Water21, Issue 10, pp. 27-28. Non-Peer Reviewed. Discipline Based.

Corton, M., & Molinari, A. (Feb. 2008). ADERASA'S role in regulatory collaboration in the Americas. Water21 Issue 10, pp. 23-26. Non-Peer Reviewed. Discipline Based.

Corton, M., & Berg, S. (2007). Water Utility Benchmarking for Managerial and Policy Decisions: Lessons from Developing Countries. (Book Chapter) Cost C18-Performance Assessment of Urban Infrastructure Services, published by IWA, London, UK, pp. 307-320. Discipline Based.



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