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Marquise McGraw Professorial Lecturer Department of Public Administration and Policy

Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Berkeley (2015)

B.A., Economics, Cornell University (2006)

Marquise J. McGraw joined the Department of Public Administration and Policy in 2019. He is an Economist for the Office of Research, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in Washington, DC. In this role, he supports economic analysis in support of supervisory exams, particularly focusing on fair lending issues. He also advises policymakers on rulemakings, conducts cost-benefit analyses and related initiatives, and contributes to academic research on topics of interest to the Bureau. Professor McGraw has also worked as an Economist at the Federal Aviation Administration and as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution.

Prior to joining American University, Professor McGraw taught courses in Economics at the masters and undergraduate levels at several institutions, including the University of Maryland - College Park, Middlebury College, and the University of California – Berkeley, focusing on statistical and econometric analysis, urban economics, and industrial organization. His current research interests are in the areas of infrastructure and economic development, local labor markets and public finance, housing finance, and the economic effects of student loans.

Professor McGraw is a member of the American Economic Association, National Economic Association and the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the AEA. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California – Berkeley in 2015.
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