BSBA in Economics and Marketing from Creighton University
MA in Economics from George Mason University
PhD in Economics from George Mason University
Prior to Austin Peay, Clara was an assistant professor of quantitative analysis at
Samford University. She has also been a lecturer of economics at the Catholic University
of America and George Mason University.
Her primary areas of research are family economics, law and economics, and public
choice. She has published academic papers on many topics, including: mental health
and marriage, Renaissance art contracts, the organization of Christian seminaries,
and Soviet family policy.
She has published in highly-ranked journals such as the Journal of Law and Economics
and Public Choice. Her work has also been featured in popular outlets like Public
Discourse and the Faith & Economics podcast.