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Mark E. Stater
Associate Professor of Economics
Phone: (860) 297-2462 Office Location: Williams Memorial 310C
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Trinity College faculty member since 2008
General ProfileTeachingResearchPublications/PresentationsHonors/Awards
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. In July 2008, he began as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Trinity and was promoted to Associate Professor in May 2011. In his time at Trinity, he has taught Principles of Economics, Public Finance, Econometrics, Mathematical Economics, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Microeconomic Theory, Urban Economics, and a senior seminar in Drug Policy. 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, the effects of big box retail developments on local retail and land markets, the effects of energy prices and public housing programs on the energy consumption of low-income households, and the reservation wages and re-employment prospects of displaced and unemployed workers. He does both theoretical and applied econometric work. He currently lives in West Hartford, CT with his wife Keely Jones Stater and their two children.