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
Bates, Laurie

Laurie J. Bates

Professor, Economics
Faculty Suite B, Room 313
Ph D, University of Connecticut
MA, University of Connecticut
BA, University of Connecticut

Principles of Micro and Macro Intermediate Micro Environmental Economics Public Finance

Industrial Organization, Applied Microeconomics with a Concentration in Public Finance, Health Economics

Santerre, R. E., Bates, L., Do Leading Health Insurers’ Market Shares Churn? Some Observational Evidence from U.S. Metropolitan Markets, Journal of Health Care Finance, 2015.

Santerre, R. E., Bates, L., Six Lessons About Local Public Health in Connecticut and Elsewhere, Connecticut Health Quarterly, 2015.

Santerre, R. E., Bates, L., The Market Demand Characteristics Associated with Real Estate Services: Some Evidence from a Panel Data Set of MSAs, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2015.

Giaccotto, C., Santerre, R. E., Bates, L., Is the Real Estate Sector More Responsive to Economy-Wide or Housing Market Conditions? An Exploratory Analysis, Journal of Real Estate Finance and Economics, 2014.

Bates, L., Santerre, R., Does Size Matter? Survivorship in the Local Real Estate Brokerage Firm Industry, International Journal of Financial Studies.