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Florence Neymotin, Ph.D. she/her/hers

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Professor - Finance


Decision Sciences


H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship

Dr. Florence Neymotin received her M.A. and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. She also holds an M.S. in Psychology, and is currently a Professor of Decision Sciences.

She recently had the privilege of being selected to serve as a Fulbright Distinguished Scholar (Chair) in Entrepreneurship at Carleton University in Ottawa, ON, Canada, while on sabbatical from NSU. In addition to entrepreneurship, Dr. Neymotin’s research focuses on issues in applied microeconomics and health.


Dr. Neymotin has published over thirty peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Health Economics, the Journal of Economic Psychology, Review of Economic Analysis, the Economics of Education Review, Economics Bulletin, Applied Economics Letters, IZA Journal of Migration, and the Journal of Labor Research.


Her work has been internationally presented and recognized over multiple continents, and her research in education was awarded the editor’s choice in Science.


Dr. Neymotin has also received various grants and fellowships at both the local, national, and international levels, with a number of these focused on the advancement of individuals with a minority representation.

  • Ph.D. - University California-Berkeley - Economics
  • M.S. - Nova Southeastern University - General Psychology
  • M.A. - University California-Berkeley - Economics
  • B.S. - Ohio State University Honors College - Economics

QNT 2880 Introduction to Business Analytics and Decision Making

QNT 5000 Foundations of Business Statistics

The Big Eight: Simple Sports Rules to Make You a Marriage Pro

Kindle Single Publication, Self-Published 2012

Florence Neymotin The Economic Impact of the Dropout: Now and Then. 2009.

Neymotin, F. (Author & Presenter), Nemzer, L. R. (Author), Southern Economic Association (SEA), "Additional Lives Saved during COVID-19? How Vaccination Affects Willingness to Go to the Doctor," SEA, Fort Lauderdale, FL. (November 2022).

Neymotin, F. (Author & Presenter), Forgey, F. (Author), AIB-SE, "Government Stimulus Payments and Mortgages During COVID-19: Evidence from the Census Pulse Survey," Panama City Beach, FL. (October 2022).

Neymotin, F. (Author & Presenter), Forgey, F. (Author), SEDSI Annual Meeting, "Government Stimulus and Mortgage Payments During COVID-19: Evidence from the US Census Household Pulse Survey," Southeast Decision Sciences Informatics, Jacksonville, FL. (February 2022).

Neymotin, F., Academy of Business Research, "Waiting in the Wings? The Choice to Create," Academy of Business Research, Boca Raton, FL. (November 2021).

Neymotin, F., Academy of International Business SE, "Waiting in the Wings? The Choice to Create," Online. (October 21, 2021).

Neymotin, F., Western Economics Association Meetings, "Working for too little: The choice to “create”," Western Economics Association International, online. (June 2021).

Neymotin, F. (Author & Presenter), American Economic Association Annual Meetings, "Working for too little: The choice to “create”," AEA, Online. (January 2021).

Neymotin, F., "Entrepreneurship in Canada: Patterns and Trends," University of Ottawa--cancelled for Covid. (March 2020).

Nemzer, L. R. (Author), Neymotin, F. (Author & Presenter), American Economics Association Annual Meeting, "Box Office Success & Machine Learning," AEA, San Diego, CA. (January 6, 2020).

Neymotin, F., "Doctors and the Cash Economy: Does Compassion Count?," Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. (December 3, 2019).

Entrepreneurship in Canada: Patterns and Trends, Southern Economics Association Meetings, 2019, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Asian Entrepreneurs in Canada, 2019, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Taming the Market? The Relationship between Social Capital, Bad News Disclosure, and Market Reactions, Academy of Business Research 2018, Boca Raton, FL

Women and Children, Families, Children, and the Courts:CLE Seminar 2018, Fort Myers, FL

Methods for Encouraging Early Undergraduate Research, Florida Statewide Symposium: Best Practices in Undergraduate Research 2018, Boca Raton, FL

Do Credit Unions Serve the Underserved? Evidence from the Consumer Finance Survey, Western Economic Association Meetings 2018, Vancouver, Canada

Overconfident Entrepreneurs, Global Finance Conference 2017, Vancouver, Canada

Overconfident Entrepreneurs: A Study of Kauffman Firm Survey, US Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE) 2017, Vancouver, Canada

Do Credit Unions Serve the Underserved? Evidence from the Consumer Finance Survey, FMA annual Meeting 2017, Boston

Who Showed Up After the Storm? Volunteering Responses to Hurricane Disasters and their Variations, Academy of Business Research 2017,

Exporting among Young Startup Firms and its Effects on Productive Efficiency, Public Choice Society 2016 Meetings 2016,

Overconfidence and Competitive Advantage, Western Economics Association Meetings 2016,

International Involvement and Production Efficiency among Startup Firms, Academy of International Business Southeast 2014,

Coordination in Public Good Provision: How Individual Volunteering is Impacted by the Volunteering of Others, European Society of Population Economists 2013,

Enclaves and Entrepreneurial Success, Academy of International Business Southeast 2012,

Neymotin, F., Nemzer, L. R. (in press). Additional Lives Saved During COVID-19? How Vaccination Affects Willingness to go to the Doctor. To appear in Journal of Economic Research.

Neymotin, F., Forgey, F. (2022). Government Stimulus Payments and Mortgages During COVID-19: Evidence from the Census Pulse Survey. Journal of Housing Research.

Neymotin, F. (in press). Waiting in the Wings? The Choice to Create. To appear in Economics Bulletin.

Neymotin, F. (2021). Risky behaviour and non-vaccination. Journal of Bioeconomics, 23, 151-161.

Maskara, P., Neymotin, F. (2021). Do credit unions serve the underserved? Eastern economic journal, 47(4).

Neymotin, F. (2020). Necessity and Opportunity Entrepreneurship in Canada. Review of Economic Analysis, 12(4).

Joung Kim, Emre Kuvvet, & Florence Neymotin (2020). Taming the Market? Social Capital, Bad News Disclosure, and Market Reactions. Empirical Economics Letters 19(12), pp. 1423-1429.

Florence Neymotin & Louis Nemzer (). Concierge care and patient reviews. Health Economics (), pp. .

Florence Neymotin & Hyungkee Baek (2019). Gender and Overconfidence in the Kauffman Firm Survey. Studies in Business and Economics (), pp. .

Hyungkee Baek & Florence Neymotin (2019). Overconfident Entrepreneurs: Innovating More and Paying the Piper. Economics Bulletin 39(2), pp. 1144-1153.

Florence Neymotin & Preston Jones (2019). Showing Up After the Storm: Our "Fickle" Bleeding Heart. Studies in Business and Economics 13(3), pp. 118-134.

Louis Nemzer & Florence Neymotin (2019). Which Words Matter? Estimating the Relationship Between Word Choice and Box Office Success with Machine Learning. Applied Economics Letters (), pp. .

Pankaj Maskara & Florence Neymotin (2019). Credit Unions During the Crisis: Did They Provide Liquidity. Applied Economics Letters 26(3), pp. 174-179 [ Appeared in CU Today March 26, 2019 & Miami Today March 22, 2018.

Evsey Neymotin & Florence Neymotin (2018). A Framework for Predicting Media Event Coverage. e-Journal of Social & Behavioural Research in Business 9(2), pp. .

Florence Neymotin (2018). Educational Overconfidence and the Path to Business. The Empirical Economics Letters 17(7), pp. 841-849.

Hyungkee Baek & Florence Neymotin (2018). Entrepreneurial Overconfidence and Firm Survival: An Analysis Using the Kauffman Firm Survey. Applied Economics Letters 25(16), pp. 1175-1178.

Florence Neymotin (2018). The Impact of State Subsidies for Family Leave on Foster Care and Adoptions. Economics Bulletin 38(2), pp. 870-879.

Florence Neymotin (2017). A Short Interviewing Guide. Academe Magazine 103(5), pp. .

Florence Neymotin & Thomas Wuerzer (2017). Mandated Volunteering and Community Success: Effects on School Dropout Rates. The Empirical Economics Letters 16(10), pp. 985-993.

Florence Neymotin (2016). Autism Then and Now: Society and Science. Journal of Systems and Integrative Neuroscience 2(4), pp. .

Florence Neymotin (2016). Individuals and Communities: The Importance of Neighbors Volunteering. Journal of Labor Research 37(2), pp. 149-178.

Hyungkee Baek & Florence Neymotin (2016). International Involvement and Production Efficiency among Startup Firms. Global Economic Review 45(1), pp. 42-62.

Hyungkee Baek & Neymotin Florence (2016). Young Startup Firm Exports and Productive Efficiency. Applied Economics Letters 23(15), pp. 1088-1092.

Florence Neymotin & Louis Nemzer (2016). Linking Autism and Epilepsy. Children's Health Care 45(1), pp. 84-108.

Florence Neymotin & Alixandria Tucci (2014). Whom do We Trust More with Our Money: The Banker or the Chimney Sweep? (How Perceptions of Wealth, Social Class and Hard Work Interrelate). E-Journal of Social and Behavioural Research in Business 5(2), pp. .

Teresa Downing-Matibag & Florence Neymotin (2014). Adolescent Obesity: A Barrier to Mate Selection?. Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior 2(4), pp. 1-3.

Charles Braymen & Florence Neymotin (2014). Enclaves and Entrepreneurial Success. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy 3(2), pp. 197-221.

Florence Neymotin (2014). From Ford to Friedman: Teaching Microeconomics to Business Students. E-Journal of Business Education & Scholarship of Teaching 8(2), pp. .

Florence Neymotin (2014). How Parental Involvement Affects Childhood Behavioral Outcomes. Journal of Family and Economic Issues 35(4), pp. 433-451.

Florenc Neymotin & Louis Nemzer (2014). Leptin, Locus of Control, and Obesity. Frontiers in Endocrinology-Diabetes 5(159), pp. 1-4.

Florence Neymotin (2014). Immigrant Influx and Social Cohesion Erosion. IZA Journal of Migration 3(5), pp. 1-29.

Florence Neymotin & Teresa Downing-Matibag (2013). Religiosity and Adolescents' Involvement with Both Drugs and Sex. Journal of Religion and Health 52(5), pp. 550-569.

Florence Neymotin & Urmimala Sen (2011). Iron and Obesity in Females in the United States. Obesity 19(1), pp. 191-199.

Florence Neymotin (2011). Women in Economics: Making Connections and Forging Ahead. NASPA Journal About Women in Higher Education 4(2), pp. 242-243.

Florence Neymotin (2010). Linking Self-Esteem and Financial Planning. Journal of Economic Psychology 31(6), pp. 996-1007.

Florence Neymotin (2010). The Relationship between School Funding and Student Achievement in Kansas Public Schools. Journal of Education Finance 36(1), pp. 88-108.

Florence Neymotin (2009). Immigration and its Effect on the College-Going Outcomes of Natives. Economics of Education Review 28(5), pp. 538-55.