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Mark E. Stater
Associate Professor of Economics
Phone: (860) 297-2462 Office Location: Willimas Memorial 310C
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Trinity College faculty member since 2008 View office hours for Spring 2014
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Degrees:
Ph.D., Univ. of Oregon (2004)
M.S., Univ. of Oregon (1999)
B.A., Univ. of Oregon (1996)

Mark Stater received his PhD in economics at the University of Oregon in June 2004 and worked from 2004-08 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. While working at UGA, he taught graduate courses in Economic Principles, Policy Analysis, Statistics, Program Evaluation, and Education Policy. Since July 2008, he has been an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Trinity and has taught Principles of Economics, Public Finance, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Cost-Benefit Analysis, and Urban Economics. His teaching philosophy emphasizes creating a structured learning environment, striving for clarity and rigor in the communication of course material, stimulating in-class participation and interaction, and fostering the development of creative and independent problem-solving and research skills. Mark's research is in applied microeconomics and covers several policy- and administration-related areas, including the effects of financial aid on academic outcomes for college students, the role of human capital and knowledge accumulation in shaping career paths into and out of academic administration, gender differences in academic and corporate labor markets, and re-employment success for displaced and unemployed workers. He currently lives in Ellington, CT with his wife, Keely Jones Stater, and his son, Samuel Stater.