Alicia Cofiño

Mentor: Dr. Robert Emerson
Warrington College of Business Administration
"As a Research Assistant for Professor Emerson, I became intrigued with conducting research of my own. I am interested in analyzing how certain regulations affect the ever-changing business world, specifically franchising."




Public Leadership

Research Interests

  • Business Law
  • Franchises
  • International Business

Academic Awards

  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • President's List
  • Dean's List


  • Student Conduct Committee
  • BusWarrington Finance Scholars Program
  • Florida Leadership Academy


  • Noah's Endeavor
  • Soles of Love
  • Day of Difference

Hobbies and Interests

  • Running
  • Travel
  • Cooking
  • Tennis

Research Description

What are the implications of minimum wage regulations on franchising?

Changing the minimum wage requirement is a piece of regulation that vastly affects franchisors and franchisees. I will examine the effects of minimum wage regulations on franchising through interviews with employees and executives, surveys, and analysis of past trends. I hope to examine both the positive and negative effects of increasing the minimum wage requirement, specifically in the United States.