Francisca García-Cobián Richter is a Research Associate Professor at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University.
She earned an undergraduate degree in statistics from the Universidad Católica del Perú (1994). Her M.S. in statistics (1997) and Ph.D. in agricultural economics (2000) are both from Oklahoma State University. Prior to coming to CWRU, she was a Research Economist in Community Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
Dr. Richter’s research focuses on the analysis of social interventions and the environments in which they operate. Her recent work includes estimating the effects of housing and neighborhood quality on children’s academic outcomes, evaluating a pay-for-success intervention targeted to families in the child welfare system facing housing instability, and assessing the economic cost of childhood exposure to domestic violence.
Dr. Richter is also associate director of the Math Corps Cleveland, a community-oriented academic enrichment and mentoring program for area middle and high-school students.
Holmes, M., F. G.-C. Richter, M. Votruba, K. Berg, and A. Bender (2018). Economic Burden of Child Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence in the United States. Journal of Family Violence, 33(4), 239-249.
Richter, F. G.-C., B. Barkley, and A. Higgins (2017). Do Tenant and Place-Based Rental Housing Programs Complement Each Other? Evidence from Ohio. The International Journal of Housing Policy, DOI: 10.1080/19491247.2017.1362757.
Fischer, R. and F. G.-C. Richter (2016). SROI in the pay for success context: Are they at odds? Evaluation and Program Planning, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2016.11.012.
Coulton, C., Richter, F. G.-C., Kim, S., Fischer, R., Cho, Y. (2016). Temporal Effects of Distressed Housing on Early Childhood Risk Factors and Kindergarten Readiness. Children and Youth Services Review, 68: 59-72.
Technical Reports & Other Peer-Reviewed Publications
Holmes, M., Votruba, Richter, F. G.-C., M., Berg, K., Bender, A. (2017). Impact of Domestic Violence Exposure: Recommendations to Better Serve Ohio’s Children. The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio.
Richter, F. G.-C., Martin, H., Whitaker, S., Oduro, I., Urban, A. (2017). Predictive Modeling of Surveyed Property Conditions and Vacancy. Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Digital Government Research, dg.o 17, 358-367.
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Lunch & Learn: Homelessness Research using Integrated Data Systems and Stakeholder Knowledge
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