The study of economics provides students with an opportunity to understand the most important aspects of modern societies such as the global economy, production decisions, income distribution, consumption of goods and services, government’s role and the interaction between households and businesses.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

  • Paul H Boisvert
  • Christopher Briggs
  • Robert Jones
  • Mary Joyce
  • Robert Nigohosian
  • Victoria Stedman
  • Richard Wakefield
Beaudin, Laura

Laura Beth Beaudin

Assistant Professor, Economics
Faculty Suite J, Room 142

Ph D, University of New Hampshire
MA, University of New Hampshire
BA, Saint Michael's College
BS, Saint Michael's College

Research Methods in Economics Intermediate Microeconomics

Economics of Tourism Environmental Economics and Climate Change Sports Economics Topics in Inequality

  • North American Association of Sports Economists
  • Western Economic Association International
  • Southern Economic Association
  • Eastern Economic Association
  • 2017, Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2017, Merit Award
  • 2017, Parity Award
  • 2017, Inducted Member of Omicron Delta Kappa
  • 2017, Honorary Coach
  • 2016, Faculty Innovation Grant
  • 2014, Best Paper Award
  • 2014, Invited Speaker

Skaza, J., Beaudin, L., Measuring the total impact of demographic and behavioral factors on the risk of obesity accounting for depression status: a structural model approach using New BMI, Applied Economics/Taylor and Francis.

Tebaldi, E., Beaudin, L., Climate change and economic growth in Brazil, Applied Economics Letter, 2015.

Beaudin, L., Examining the relationship between academic performance and work place position: Does the glass ceiling exist among graduates from the same university., Applied Economic Letters.

Beaudin, L., Examining the relationship between athletic program expenditure and athletic program success among NCAA Division I institutions: A dynamic panel data approach., Journal of Sports Economics.

Beaudin, L., Marriage equality and interstate migration., Applied Economics.

Beaudin, L., Berdiev, A., Kaminaga, A., Mirmirani, S., Tebaldi, E., Using the Principles of Economics Competition to Supplement the Teaching of Introductory Economics, Journal of Economic Education.

Huang, J., Beaudin, L., Weather Conditions and Outdoor Recreation: A Study of New England Ski Areas, Ecological Economics.

Ketcham, D., Beaudin, L., Nigro, P., Roberto, M., Does Student Performance in Introductory Economics Courses Impact ETS Scores?, Journal of Economic Education.

Tebaldi, E., Beaudin, L., Hunter, J., Re-assessing the impact of academic performance on salary level and growth., Applied Economics Letters, 2016.