Sean MacDonald’s Profile

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Sean MacDonald
Display Name
Sean MacDonald
Title
Professor of Economics
Department
Social Science
Office Location
N624
Academic interests

Environmental Economics, Income Inequality, Economic History of the U.S.

My Courses

ECON2505ID ENV ECON, FA2023 OL60

ECON2505ID ENV ECON, FA2023 OL60

This interdisciplinary course examines current environmental issues from a macroeconomic perspective, focusing on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges. While the discipline of Economics serves as a central focus, the course draws extensively from the perspectives of Sociology, Psychology, Architectural Technology, Hospitality Management, and Engineering/Environmental Control Technology, among others. Traditional goals of economic efficiency will be examined in the context of the need to expand renewable energy sources, green building design and construction, sustainable agriculture and trade, resource allocation and other efforts to combat climate change on a global scale. It focuses on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges drawing upon the inherent interdisciplinary connection to these vital economic issues.

ECON2505ID ENV ECON, FA2023 OL62

ECON2505ID ENV ECON, FA2023 OL62

This interdisciplinary course examines current environmental issues from a macroeconomic perspective, focusing on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges. While the discipline of Economics serves as a central focus, the course draws extensively from the perspectives of Sociology, Psychology, Architectural Technology, Hospitality Management, and Engineering/Environmental Control Technology, among others. Traditional goals of economic efficiency will be examined in the context of the need to expand renewable energy sources, green building design and construction, sustainable agriculture and trade, resource allocation and other efforts to combat climate change on a global scale. It focuses on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges drawing upon the inherent interdisciplinary connection to these vital economic issues.

ECON1101 MacroEcon, SP2018

ECON1101 MacroEcon, SP2018

Fundamental economic ideas and the operation of the economy on a national scale. Production, distribution and consumption of goods and services, the exchange process, the role of government, the national income and its distribution, GDP, consumption function, savings function, investment spending, the multiplier principle and the influence of government spending on income and output. Analysis of monetary policy, including the banking system and the Federal Reserve System.

ECON1101 Model course, FA2021

ECON1101 Model course, FA2021

This model course is designed for use by faculty teaching ECON 1101 on the OpenLab – it includes a number of resources and sample assignments to help you get started. If you are a faculty member, you can “clone the course” to create a copy for your own use, and customize it in whatever way you wish. For help with cloning and customizing, take a look at the online module, Teaching with the Open Lab https://openlab.citytech.cuny.edu/teachingwithopenlab/working-with-model-courses/

Environmental Economics

Environmental Economics

This interdisciplinary course examines current environmental issues from a macroeconomic perspective, focusing on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges. While the discipline of Economics serves as a central focus, the course draws extensively from the perspectives of Sociology, Architectural Technology, Environmental Control Technology, Hospitality Management (sustainable tourism), and Sustainable Technology. Traditional goals of economic efficiency will be examined in the context of the need to expand renewable energy sources, green building design and construction, sustainable agriculture and trade, resource allocation and other efforts to combat climate change on a global scale. It focuses on both the long and short-term economic viability of various proposals to address current environmental challenges drawing upon the inherent interdisciplinary connection to these vital economic issues.

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

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Student-Ready College Committee

Student-Ready College Committee

As a committee we are working on enhancing our new student orientation process. We are assessing and enhancing all steps from the moment a student is accepted into the college to their first year experience.

Interdisciplinary Studies Committee

Interdisciplinary Studies Committee

Spring 2024 meetings February 15 March 21 April 15 (Monday) May 6 (Monday)

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

L4: Living Lab Learning Library

Welcome to L4, a virtual resource exchange of innovative teaching practices. To see all that L4 has to offer, please click on the “Visit Project Site” link.

Environmental Studies Minor

Environmental Studies Minor

Environmental Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that includes courses across several disciplines and departments, including Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Architecture. It explores the relationship of individuals, communities and societies to the natural environment. The minor offers the opportunity to study and evaluate sustainable policies and practices relating to resource allocation, economic and social development, energy sources, food systems, and building design and construction practices. Courses also explore and the connection of these topics to the understanding of climate change.

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