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Dr. Mark S. Leclair

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

 

Long-term disenchantment

Dr. Mark LeClair, professor of economics, said he's not optimistic about the job prospects for those who've been unemployed for a long time. "If you've been collecting 99 weeks of unemployment, whether you live in Connecticut or elsewhere, your skill sets are two years old," he said.

Published in the Greenwich Time on 2/22/14


A cartel storm in a tea cup

Dr. Mark LeClair, professor of economics at Fairfield, is quoted in a story about the burgeoning tea cartel. "Tea is very  likely to face the same fate as previous cartel attempts in soft commodities such as sugar and cocoa. 'Tea could be grown widely - if they force prices up, other countries will enter into the market,' Prof LeClair says."

Published in Financial Times of London on 1/31/13


Greenwich unemployment rate at record high

"That's a big jump," said Mark LeClair, an economics professor at Fairfield University. "The big stuff (in job losses) already happened."

Published in Stamford Advocate on 10/22/09


Mortgage giant bailout could boost real estate market

"I wouldn't say it's positive, but it certainly is necessary," said Mark LeClair, an economics professor at Fairfield University. "The mortgage industry won't do better unless Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are rescued."

Published in Stamford Advocate on 9/14/08