Nicholas Lovett is an economist currently at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with the Department of Economics. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is an applied microeconomist with primary research fields in urban, labor, and public economics. Dr. Lovett is particularly interested in uncovering empirical evidence to help answer important policy questions. In his recent work, Dr. Lovett has studied pressing urban issues such as crime, poverty, food security, and social welfare. Dr. Lovett teaches courses in Introductory Microeconomics, Introductory Macroeconomics, Business Statistics, Econometrics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Urban Economics, Independent Studies, and has co-taught an Advanced Topics in Microeconomics course. He has advised many graduate theses and undergraduate research projects. In his non-professional life, he enjoys volunteer work, exercise, and spending time with his family.