Richard Sessa, Researcher, joined Bella after completing a Ph.D. in Economics at Clemson University with fields in Industrial Organization, Labor Economics, and Applied Econometrics. His dissertation Three Essays on Sectoral Change and Unemployment examines industrial shifts in U.S. labor markets and their impact on worker outcomes. As a graduate fellow, Richard taught several graduate and undergraduate economics courses. Richard holds an M.S. in Applied Economics and a B.S. in Economics and Political Science summa cum laude from Florida State University.
After graduating from Florida State University, Richard was the Research and Public Policy Manager at the Florida Chamber Foundation, the non-profit research division of the Florida Chamber of Commerce. He was responsible for leading research projects related to Florida’s economic development. Richard has also served as an independent consultant for private and non-profit organizations.