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

Academic Interests:

Macroeconomics; Public Policy; Housing and financial markets; Labor Economics

Publications:

MacDonald, S., Sodeinde, O., & Zameer, A. (2012). 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. (forthcoming, Fall 2012). 

Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean. (2012). Who Defaults on their Home Mortgage? New York Economic Review, vol. 43 (forthcoming September 2012) 

Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean. (2010) Forecasting the New York State Economy with “Terraced VAR's” and Coincident Indexes, New York Economic Review, vol.2:3 – 21.  

In review:
MacDonald, Sean and Eric Doviak. (2013) The Economic Dimensions of the Foreclosure Crisis (New York Economic Review).

Proceedings:
MacDonald, Sean and Eric Doviak. (2013) The Economic Dimensions of the Foreclosure Crisis. Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association, vol. 5: 140 – 149.

Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean. (2011). Who Enters the Foreclosure Process? Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association, vol. 4: 20 – 35.  

Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean. (2011). Who Defaults on their Home Mortgage? Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association, vol. 4: 36 – 61. 

Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean. (2010) Forecasting the New York State Economy with “Terraced VAR's” and Coincident Indexes, New York Economic Review, vol.2:3 – 21.  

MacDonald, Sean. (2006). Regional Economic Performance: The Role of Bank Branch and Deposit Trends. New York State Banking Department.

MacDonald, Sean. (2005). Hudson Valley Experiences Broad-Based Growth, Employment in New York State, April; and (2004) Hudson Valley's Economic Performance.  

Presentations:

MacDonald, Sean. (2013, October) Evaluating the Effectiveness of Home Loan Modification Programs 2009 - 2012: An Analysis of Eight MSA’s and the U.S. 66th Annual Conference of the New York State Economics Association, Farmingdale, NY 

MacDonald, Sean and Doviak, Eric. (2012, October) The Economic Landscape of the Foreclosure Crisis, 65th Annual Conference of the New York State Economics Association, Farmingdale, NY 

Doviak, Eric and MacDonald, Sean. (2012, March)  Who Defaults on their Home Mortgage? and Who Enters the Foreclosure Process? 38th Annual Conference of the Eastern Economics Association, Boston. 

MacDonald, Sean (2011, October) The U.S. Banking and Financial Crisis of 2008: Causes and Consequences, Invited Lecture presented at City Tech.  

MacDonald, Sean (co-author Doviak, Eric). (2012, March) Who Enters the Foreclosure Process? Paper presented at the Annual City Tech Social Science Research Conference, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY.

Doviak, E. and MacDonald, S. (2011, September) Who Defaults on their Home Mortgage? presented at the 65th Annual  Conference of the New York State Economics Association, Rochester, NY.

MacDonald, Sean. (2011, March) Subprime Mortgage Lending in Traditionally Underserved Communities in New York State: A Look at Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Data from 2004 – 2008, presented at the Annual City Tech Social Science Research Conference, New York City College of Technology, Brooklyn, NY.

Doviak, E. and MacDonald, S. (2009) Forecasting the New York State Economy with “Terraced VAR's” and Coincident Indexes, 63rd Annual Conference of the New York State Economics Association. 

Student Presentations

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

Research Interests

Current research interests include public policy, income inequality, labor economics 

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