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Dr. Mark S. Leclair

Professor of Economics
mleclair@fairfield.edu
o: Donnarumma Hall Rm 327
p: x2295

 

B.A., Colgate University
M.A., Northeastern University
Ph.D., Rutgers University

Current Research Interests

Professor LeClair's research has focused on the causes of commodity price instability, and some of the methods by which that instability can be reduced.  His 2000 book on  cartels examined how collusion in commodity markets influenced markets.  Subsequent published work has focused on the related topics of Fair Trade, the use of commodity money to stabilize prices, and use of the tax system to eliminate price swings.  Currently, he has returned to the topic of cartels, and is researching the lastest round of cartels impacting markets in Europe and the U.S.

Courses Taught

  1. EC 11: Introduction to Microeconomics
  2. EC 011: Introduction to Microeconomics
  3. EC 11: Introduction to Microeconomics
  4. EC 0011: Introduction to Microeconomics
  5. EC 11: Introduction to Microeconomics
  6. EC 012: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  7. EC 12: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  8. EC 185: RegionalEconomicDevelopment
  9. EC 231: International Trade
  10. EC 0231: International Trade
  11. EC 231: International Trade
  12. EC 233: Internat Econ Policy & Finance
  13. EC 0278: Statistics
  14. EC 0278L: Statistics Lab
  15. EC 278: Statistics
  16. EC 278L: Statistics Lab
  17. EC 298: Independent Study 201009
  18. EC 0298: Independent Study
  19. EC 298: Independent Study
  20. GS 399: General Studies Senior Project