Paff, Lolita A.

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Associate Professor of Business Economics
Interim Division Head, EBC
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Gaige, 327

    Dr. Lolita A. Paff is Associate Professor of Business Economics at Penn State Berks. Paff's pedagogical scholarship and faculty development work focus on classroom and online interaction, student engagement, and active learning. In her work as an economist she has researched the characteristics of Pennsylvania's R&D tax credit recipient firms, estimated firms' sensitivity to changes in state-level R&D tax credit rates, estimated the effective after-tax price of R&D across all U.S. states, and has provided expert witness testimony to the Pennsylvania Senate Finance Committee. Dr. Paff’s teaching experience reflects her broad-based professional and academic background in public and private accounting, finance and economics. She has taught courses in microeconomics, First-Year-Seminar, financial and managerial accounting, and international economics in face-to-face, blended, and fully online formats.


    Paff, L. 2015. Does Grading Encourage Participation? Evidence & Implications. College Teaching, 63(4): 135-145

    Paff, L. and T.A. Watkins. 2009. “What is the After-Tax Price of R&D? An Inter-State Comparison.” Fiscal Studies, 30(1): 73-101.


    Ph.D., Business and Economics, Lehigh University

    MBA., Finance and International Business, Seton Hall University

    B.S., Accounting, The College of New Jersey