Marc Tomljanovich

Office: 201 Lewis House
Phone: x3251



Title: Associate Professor of Economics (2006), Director of Wall Street Semester Program


Degrees: PhD, Cornell University (1998); BA, Northwestern University (1992)


Teaching Experience: Colgate University, 2000 – 06; Union College, 1998 – 2000.


Specialties: Macroeconomics, Money and Banking, Financial Markets, Corporate Finance, Time-Series Econometrics.


Research Interests: The Effects of Central Bank Transparency on Financial Markets, Regional Income Convergence, Effects of Fiscal Policy on Long-Run Economic Growth


Selected Publications:

Inflation Targeting and Financial Market Efficiency (with Roisin O’Sullivan), Appied Financial Economics (forthcoming).


Public Education Expenditures, Taxation and Growth: Linking Data to Theory (with William Blankenau and

Nicole Simpson); American Economic Review 97 (2007).


Does Central Bank Transparency Impact Financial Markets? A Cross-Country Econometric Analysis; Southern Economic Journal 73 (2007).


An Examination of the Introduction of Options on the Volatility of the Underlying Individual Equity Securities (with P. Dan Jubinski); Journal of Futures Markets 27 (2007).


What Color Is Alan Greenspan’s Tie? How Central Bank Policy Announcements Have Changed Financial Markets (with Aleksandar Murdzhev); Eastern Economic Journal 32 (2006).


Macroeconomic Fundamentals and Net Portfolio Investment between Developed Regions (with Nicole Simpson, George Georgiev), International Finance 8 (2005).


Income Convergence Across Canadian Provinces in the 20th Century: Almost But Not Quite There (with Joseph deJuan); Annals of Regional Science 39 (2005).


The Role of State Fiscal Policy in State Economic Growth; Contemporary Economic Policy 22 (2004).


Central Bank Transparency and Market Efficiency: An Econometric Analysis (with Matthew C. Rafferty); Journal of Economics and Finance 26 (2002).


Are U.S. Regions Converging? Using New Econometric Methods to Examine Old Issues (with Timothy J. Vogelsang); Empirical Economics 27 (2002).



Working Papers:


“We’re All Connected”: Business Cycle Synchronization in G-7 Countries (with Frank Ying).


Testing for Income Convergence across Swedish Counties (with Joseph DeJuan and Joakim Persson).

What Do We Know About Small Firms Anyway?  How Informational Asymmetries Impact Options Listings (with Dan Jubinski).

Central Bank Transparency in Perspective: Where Do Markets Benefit Most? An Empirical Look at Central Banks in Developed and Developing Countries (with Aleksandar Murdzhev).




Honorable Mention, Jacob Eckstein Prize for Best Paper, Eastern Economic Journal, 2005-06, for 'What Color is Alan Greenspan's Tie? How Central Bank Policy Announcements Have Changed Finanical Markets'.


National Science Foundation award receipient, 2006, for Workshop in Macroeconomic Resarch at Liberal Arts Colleges.


Conference Organizer, Workshop in Macroeconomic Research at Liberal Arts Colleges (Hamilton College (2009),Drew U. (2008), Vassar College (2006) and Colgate U. (2005)


‘Professor of the Month’, Student Government Association, March 2005, Colgate University.


Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award from the Louis Walinsky Fund in Economics in honor of Herbert Joseph Davenport, 1996-7, Cornell University.