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Mark S. LeClair                       
              Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics, Lynch Chair of Economics
              Director, Masters in Public Administration program

          Contact Information:
          Address:   Department of Economics, Fairfield University, 1073 N. Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT  06824, USA
              E-Mail:     mleclair@fairfield.edu
              Phone:      (203) 254-4000 X2295
 

            Recent Economic Data

                   GDP Growth:                            -1.0% (First Quarter 2014, annualized rate)
            Federal Funds Rate (Target):    0.0-0.25%                                            
            U.S. Budget Deficit:                $680 Billion (2013)
            Unemployment Rate:                6.3% (May 2014)
            Inflation Rate:                           0.3% increase (April 2014)

  Real Gross Domestic Product (U.S.) - St. Louis Federal Reserve

       Graph of Real Gross
            Domestic Product                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                
           



         This web page contains links to course resources, research materials and important outside links.
   
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             Course Materials

                Publications

                Useful Links


Course Resources:  Click on the course number to view syllabus


Course
Syllabus
Title
Assignments
Practice Exams
Review Materials

EC 11
EC 11
Principles of Microeconomics

Practice Final Exam
Class notes

EC 12
EC 12
Principles of Macroeconomics


Class Notes (1st 2/3 of course)

EC 231
EC 231
International Trade




EC 233
EC 233
International Finance




EC 185
EC 185
Regional Economic Development

Practice Exam


EC 278
EC 278
Statistics



                                                                     
                                                                                          
Economic Debates:   Real Clear Politics (http://www.realclearpolitics.com/) - A complete source of political debates from Center/Left/Right perspectives
D
ata and Economic Analysis - Carpe Diem: http://www.aei-ideas.org/channel/carpe-diem/ - A compilation of data and economic analysis from a conservative perspective

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Research:

(Link to my CV)

    Recent Publications:

    Redefining the Food Desert:  Combining GIS with Direct Observation to Measure Food Access, Forthcoming in Agriculture and Human Values

    Intelligence and Bribing Behavior in a One-Shot Game, with F. William Vasquez and Mark LeClair. The Journal of Socio-Economics 44, 9196, June 2013.

   Exigency and Innovation in Collusion, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, April 2012

   Cartelization, Antitrust and Globalization in the US and Europe, Routledge, July 2011 (Description)

    Commodity Markets:

      International Commodity Markets and the Role of Cartels, New York, M.E. Sharpe, 2000

    Fair Trade:

        "Fighting the Tide:  Alternative Trade Organizations in the Era of Global Free Trade", World Development, 30(6), 2002,
         949-58.

        "Fighting Back:  The Growth of Alternative Trade", Development, 46(1), 2003, pp. 66-73.

        Reply to Hayes comment on "Fighting the Tide:  Alternative Trade Organizations in the Era of Global Free Trade, World Development 30(6), 2002, pp. 2962-65.

    Corporate Philanthropy:

       with Kelly Gordon, "Corporate Support for Artistic and Cultural Activities:  What Determines the Distribution of Corporate
        Giving", Journal of Cultural Economics, 24(3), 2000, pp. 225-41.

    International Trade:

       Regional Integration and Global Free Trade:  Addressing the Fundamental Conflicts, Aldershot, England, Ashgate
        Publishing, 1997.

        "Export Composition and Manufacturing Employment in the U.S. during the Economic Downturn of 1991-2", Economic Systems Research, 14(2),
        2002, pp.147-56.

           with Dina Franceschi, "Externalities in International Trade:  The Case for Differential Tariffs", Ecological Economics, 58, 2006, pp. 462-72.

   
      "Currency Regimes and Currency Crises:  What about Cocoa Money?", Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money,
         17, 2007, pp. 42-57.

    Other:

        "Reducing Gasoline Price Variability:  A Modest Proposal", The Energy Journal, 27(2), 2006, pp. 41-54.

       Book Reviews:

              Review of  Fair Trade for All:  How Trade Can Promote Development, by Stiglitz, Joseph and Charlton, Andrew, New York, Oxford University Press, 2006.
               Published in Eastern Economic Journal, 33(4), Fall 2007.

             Review of Banking on Global Markets, by Kobrak, Christopher, Cambridge & New York, Cambridge University Press, 2008, Forthcoming in Eastern Economic Journal

      Research in Progress: <>           
            -Food Accessibilty Issues
            -Philanthropic Transitions in the U.S.
            -The Euro and Trade Patterns in the EU
      Useful Links: 
             Link to: Fairfield University
                     
                 Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS
                                   Federal Reserve System FED
                                   Council of Economic Advisors (Economic Report of the President)EROP
                                   IMF IMF

                                           Real Clear Politics  RCP

                        
<>Created on May 13, 2002.  Last Updated on June 12, 2013
Disclaimer:  All views expressed are those of the author, and not Fairfield University

 
 
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