Image of M. LeClair                                
                                                                                     

                                                                                         

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

            Blog #1 on Nonprofits (here)
          Blog #2 on Nonprofits (here)

          Fairfield Senior Center PP Slides - Weeks 1-6 (Click Here)

          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:                           2.1% (3rd Quarter 2015, annualized rate)
            Federal Funds Rate (Target):    0.25%                                            
            U.S. Budget Deficit:                $483 Billion (2014)
            Unemployment Rate:                5.0% (October 2015)
            Inflation Rate:                           0.2%  (October 2015)

  Growth in Real Gross Domestic Product (U.S.) - Bureau of Economic Analysis

          Quarter-to-Quarter Growth in Real GDP                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                
           



         This web page contains links to course resources, research materials and important outside links.
   
         Proceed to:

             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
Course Evaluation Link: :
Excel Assignment 1
Excel Assignment 2
Excel Assignment 3
Excel Assignment 4
->Spreadsheet

Class notes


EC 12
EC 12
Principles of Macroeconomics
Excel Assignment 1
Excel Assignment 2
Excel Assignment 3
Excel Assignment 4
  -spreadsheet
Excel Assignment 5
  -spreadsheet

Practice Final Exam
Class Notes (1st 2/3 of course)

Points to Consider for Class on 3/24


EC 231
EC 231
International Trade
HW2
Practice Final Exam
Practice Midterm


EC 233
EC 233
International Finance





EC 185
EC 185
Regional Economic Development

Practice Midterm
Class notes (PP Slides)


EC 278
EC 278
Statistics





MPA 430
MPA 430
Economics of the Nonprofit Sector


Assignment 1
In-class Assign 1
Case Study
In-Class Assign 2
In-Class Assign 3



Lecture Notes (6/1-6/8)
Lecture Notes (6/1-6/11)
Lecture Notes (6/15/11)
Lecture Notes (6/17)

                                                                     
  Office Hours During Finals (NEW!)

Thurday, 5/5, 2-3
Monday, 5/9, 3-4
Tuesday, 5/10, 1-2


Spring 2016 Final Exam Schedule:

EC 12 (MTh 9:30):            Tuesday, 5/10 @8:00
EC 231 (MWTh 12:30)      Saturday, 5/7 @8:00
EC 185 (MWTh 2:00)        Wednesday, 5/11 @11:30
EC 12 (Wednesday Eve)    Wednesday, 5/11 @6:30

Excel Assignment Sheet - Spring 2016: Excels


 
Click on the Link for your section:

EC 12 (9:30-10:45 Section):
   
https://theideaonline.org/cs/survey?S=2667792/X/F/F/1239387165
EC 12 (Wednesday Night):
    
https://theideaonline.org/cs/survey?S=2667974/X/F/F/2896847760
EC 185:
                                   
 https://theideaonline.org/cs/survey?S=2668401/X/F/F/3250106164
EC 231:
                                    
https://theideaonline.org/cs/survey?S=2668407/X/F/F/1324898964
MPA 430:                                      
 https://theideaonline.org/cs/survey?S=2668630/X/F/F/3990086915

Further Reading:


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 libertarian perspective

  Send an E-Mail - This link connects directly to my outlook web account



      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
                                   St. Louis Federal Reserve Data Series (FRED)

                        






Research:

(Link to my CV)

    Recent Publications:

    Philanthropy in Transition:  Palgrave, October 2014 (flyer)

    Redefining the Food Desert:  Combining GIS with Direct Observation to Measure Food Access, Agriculture and Human Values, Vol. 31, 537-47, 2014.

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

   Exigency and Innovation in Collusion, Journal of Competition Law and Economics, Vol. 8, 399-415, 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,
             Published in Eastern Economic Journal (2009), vol. 35, issue 4, pages 548-549

      Research in Progress: <>           
            -Food Accessibility Issues
            -Philanthropic Transitions in the U.S.
            -The Euro and Trade Patterns in the EU





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<>Created on May 13, 2002.  Last Updated on April 8, 2016
Disclaimer:  All views expressed are those of the author, and not Fairfield University

 
 

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