Sean P. MacDonald


Office:
» Namm Hall (N-600)


Phone:
» 718.260.5084


E-mail:
» smacdonald
@citytech.cuny.edu


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Sean P. MacDonald, Assistant Professor

Education:

Ph.D. Economics - New School for Social Research

M.A. Economics - New School for Social Research

B.A. Sociology - University of Maryland

Research Interests:

Housing and Mortgage Markets; Environmental Economics; Income Inequality; Interdisciplinary Research

Publications:

MacDonald, Sean and Doviak, Eric. "The Economic Dimensions of the Foreclosure Crisis." New York Economic Review, vol. 45 (forthcoming) Oct. 2014

MacDonald, Sean, Sodeinde, Olufemi, and Zameer, Andleeb. Theories in practice: A focus on STEM at City Tech. In R. D. Lansiquot (Ed.) Cases on interdisciplinary research trends in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics: Studies on urban classrooms. New York: IGI Global, Fall 2012.
Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean. "Who Defaults on their Home Mortgage?" New York Economic Review. vol. 43, 75-98, Fall 2012 http://nysea.bizland.com/
Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean. "Forecasting the New York State Economy with "Terraced VAR's" and Coincident Indexes," New York Economic Review, vol. 41, 3 – 21, Fall 2010

Other:

Short book review (blurb): Boik, John. Economic Direct Democracy: A Framework to End Poverty and Maximize Well-Being. Site For Change, April 2014. http://www.principledsocietiesproject.org/praise-economic-direct-democracy/

In Review

MacDonald, Sean. 2014. "How Effective Was the Home Affordable Modification Program in Modifying the Loans of Homeowners at Risk of Default and Foreclosure? An Examination of Eight Metropolitan Areas: 2009 – 2012?" (in review)

In Progress

MacDonald, Sean P. and Panayotakis, Costas. "Insatiability and Crisis: Using Interdisciplinarity to Understand (and Denaturalize) Contemporary Humans," in Reneta D. Lansiquot, ed. (Ed.), Pulling Down the Silos: A Practical Guide to Successful Interdisciplinary Team Teaching at the College Level (working title) (title) 2014

Bayaz-Ozturk and MacDonald, Sean. "An Investigation of Differentials in U.S. College Graduation Rates: 2002-2012" (2014)

MacDonald, Sean. "From Local to Global: The Role of Interdisciplinary Place-based Research in Teaching Environmental Economics." 2014

Conference Proceedings and Presentations

MacDonald, Sean. "From Local to Global: The Role of Interdisciplinary Place-based Research in Teaching Environmental Economics." presented at the New York State Economics Association Annual Conference, October 11, 2014

MacDonald, Sean. "An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Mortgage Loan Modification Programs: A Comparative Analysis of Eight Metropolitan Areas and the U.S.: 2009 – 2012" 66th Annual Conference of the New York State Economics Association, Farmingdale, NY, October 4-5, 2013; also served as discussant in session on Economic Development http://nysea.bizland.com/

MacDonald, Sean and Doviak, Eric. "The Economic Dimensions of the Foreclosure Crisis." Presented at the Annual Conference of the New York State Economics Association, October 2012 http://nysea.bizland.com/ (also Served as Chair of Session on Regional Economics; served as a paper discussant); paper also presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the Eastern Economic Association, New York, New York, May 11, 2013
Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean. "Debian for Android. Debian for Metrics. Debian for the Classroom" 66th Annual Conference of the New York State Economics Association, Farmingdale, NY, October 4-5, 2013

Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean. "Who Enters the Foreclosure Process?" Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 4. Fall 2011, 20-35 http://nysea.bizland.com/
Eric Doviak and Sean MacDonald. "Who Defaults on their Home Mortgage?" Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 4, Fall 2011, 36-61 (A-18-6) http://nysea.bizland.com/
Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean, "Forecasting the New York State Economy with 'Terraced' VARs and Coincident Indices." Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association. vol. 2, October 2009, 3-21 (A-18-7) http://nysea.bizland.com/ and presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of theNew York State Economics Association, Fall 2009

New York City College of Technology Conference Presentations, Poster Presentations and Invited Talks

MacDonald, Sean, "Have Loan Modification Programs been Effective in Reducing Foreclosure Rates since the Housing Market Collapse of 2008"? In A. Delikan (Chair), Social Sciences, paper presented at the 2013 City Tech Faculty Research Conference April 5, 2013

MacDonald, Sean, "Economic Dimensions of the Foreclosure Crisis," (submission to the Faculty and Student Research and Faculty Publications Exhibit (New York City College of Technology). 10th Annual Poster Session, City Tech, Brooklyn, New York, November 2012

MacDonald, Sean, "Economic Dimensions of the Foreclosure Crisis," presented at the New York City College of Technology, Social Science Lecture Series, October, 2012

MacDonald, Sean. "Who Enters the Foreclosure Process?" In E. Rodriguez (Chair), Social Science and Humanities, paper presented at the Faculty Research Conference, New York City College of Technology – CUNY, Brooklyn, New York, March 2012; also in Faculty and Student Research and Faculty Publications Exhibit (New York City College of Technology). Poster presented at the 9th Annual Poster Session, City Tech, Brooklyn, New York, Nov. 17, 2011

MacDonald, Sean, "Subprime Mortgage Lending in Traditionally Underserved Communities in New York State: A Look at Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data: 2004- 2008," In E. Rodriguez (Chair), Social Science and Humanities, paper presented at the Faculty Research Conference, New York City College of Technology – CUNY, Brooklyn, New York, March 2011

MacDonald, Sean, "Gender Earnings Differentials Across Eight Industrialized Nations: The Impact of Wage-Setting Institutions and Public Policy," Social Science Lecture Series, September 2009

Invited Talks

MacDonald, Sean. "The Near Depression: The 2008 Financial Crisis and how it Happened." Guest Lecture topic in R. Lansiquot's Weird Science class, March 2014 and March 2013.

MacDonald, Sean, "The U.S. Banking and Financial Crisis of 2008: Causes and Consequences"; Invited talk and presentation to Introduction to Sociology and English classes, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, New York , Fall 2011.

Student Poster Presentations

Dennis Trotter, S. MacDonald. Fall 2013. or Fall 2013 Emerging Scholars Program; "The challenges to promoting sustainable economic growth in a consumer driven market economy." presented at the Fall 2013 Emerging Scholars Poster Presentation

Dennis Trotter; MacDonald S. 2013, May. The Economic Benefits of Increasing the use of Renewable Energy Dennis Trotter, Jr. presented at the Honors and Emerging Scholars poster Presentation and.

Susan Lema; MacDonald, S. 2010, May. Would alternative to measures of gross domestic Product Better Reflect Measures of Economic Progress? presented at the Honors and Emerging Scholars Poster Presentation and Annual City Tech Student Research Conference

Other Publications: Articles: Non – Peer Reviewed

MacDonald, Sean, "Regional Economic Performance: The Role of Bank Branch and Deposit Trends, 2006", New York State Banking Department, http://www.banking.state.ny.us/rp0602.pdf Fall 2006

MacDonald, Sean, "Hudson Valley Experiences Broad-Based Growth", Employment in New York State, April 2005, http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/enys_index.shtm

MacDonald, Sean, "Hudson Valley's Economic Performance", Employment in New York State, June 2004, http://www.labor.ny.gov/stats/enys_index.shtm

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