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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. (2013). The economic impact of the arts and culture sector in the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. Journal of Business and Management Landscapes, 2 (1) 15-19. Refereed. Discipline Based.

Corton, M., & Ebrahimpour, M. (2013). Forecasting film-induced tourism: The Dolphin Tale Case. Tourism Economics (Fast track DOI: Refereed. Discipline Based.

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. Contribution to Practice.

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

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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