Marquise McGraw

Marquise J. McGraw joined the Economics faculty as an assistant professor in the fall of 2015.  His primary research interests are in urban economics, with a particular focus on the transportation industry and its relationship to local-level economic outcomes.

Marquise received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in May 2015. His dissertation used the opening of the aviation system in the United States as a natural experiment to show the effects that infrastructure have had on city level outcomes such as employment and population. His current research continues to investigate the role of aviation and rail in shaping the urban environment and economic activity.

Marquise has taught courses in a variety of applied micro fields, including Urban Economics and Industrial Organization. He received a Teaching Effectiveness Award from UC Berkeley. He has also taught for the American Economics Association's Summer Training Program, which aims to increase the number of economists from historically underrepresented groups.

Marquise received his BA in Economics in 2006 from Cornell University, and is originally from the Bronx, New York.



Course List: 

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ECON 0155 - Intro Microeconomics      

Introductory Microeconomics
An introduction to the analysis of such microeconomic problems as price formation (the forces behind demand and supply), market structures from competitive to oligopolistic, distribution of income, and public policy options bearing on these problems. 3 hrs. lect. SOC

Fall 2015, Spring 2016

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ECON 0275 - Urban Economics      

Urban Economics
If economics is the study of the allocation of scarce resources, then urban economics is the study of one scarce resource in particular: space. This course will introduce students to new ways of thinking about the causes and consequences of the locational decisions made by firms and households. We will explore how and why cities form, grow and decline, and how they occupy horizontal and vertical spaces. Along the way we will use the tools of economics to discuss a variety of urban issues such as sprawl, transportation, big box stores and malls, the housing bubble, racial segregation, and neighborhood effects. (ECON 0155) 3 hrs. lect. SOC

Fall 2015, Spring 2016

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ECON 0500 - Individual Special Project      

Individual Special Project
If you choose to pursue an area that we do not offer or go in depth in an area already covered, we recommend the Individual Special Project option. These ECON 0500 proposals MUST be passed by the entire department and are to be submitted to the chair by the first Friday of fall and spring semester, respectively. The proposals should contain a specific description of the course contents, its goals, and the mechanisms by which goals are to be realized. It should also include a bibliography. According to the College Handbook, ECON 0500 projects are a privilege open to those students with advanced preparation and superior records in their fields. A student needs to have a 3.5 or higher G.P.A. in Economics courses taken at Middlebury in order to pursue an Individual Special Project. ECON 0500 does not count towards the major or minor requirements.

Fall 2015, Winter 2016, Spring 2016, Fall 2016

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