Faculty Profiles

Mariano Torras

Professor and Department Chair
Accounting, Finance And Economics

Hagedorn Hall of Enterprise Room 304
516.877.4644
516.877.4607
TORRASM@ADELPHI.EDU

General Information

Diplomas/Degrees

Diplomas/Degrees

PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (2000)

MA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1995)

MA, Fordham University (1993)

BS, New York University (1988)

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

ADELPHI UNIVERSITY, School of Business
• Chair, Department of Finance and Economics, 2013 to present
• Professor of Economics, 2010 to present
• Associate Professor of Economics, 2005 to 2010
• Assistant Professor of Economics, 1999 to 2005

TUFTS UNIVERSITY, Global Development and Environment Institute
• Senior Research Fellow, July 2012 to present

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME, Institute for Latino Studies
• Visiting Fellow, November 2007 to present

ZOTA CONSULTING
• President
• Economist and consultant, 2007 to present

POLITICAL ECONOMY RESEARCH INSTITUTE, Inc.
• Research Scholar, 2007 to 2010

RANDAZZO & GIFFORDS, Inc.
• Consultant and Expert Witness, 2001 to 2008

KARDISCH, LINK, & ASSOCIATES, Inc.
• Consultant and Expert Witness, 2005 to 2008

BROOKLYN FREE SCHOOL, Inc.
• Treasurer and Trustee, 2004 to present
• Chief Administrator and Bookkeeper, 2003 to 2010
• Volunteer Instructor (Economics, Math, Chess, and Spanish), 2004 to 2010
• Founding Member

CENTER FOR POPULAR ECONOMICS
• Consultant and Staff Economist, 1995 to 2000

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY, School of Continuing and Professional Studies
• Adjunct Professor of Economics, 1998
» Politics of International Economic Relations
» International Environmental Economics

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, AMHERST, College of Behavioral Sciences
• Lecturer in Political Economy of the Environment, 1997
• Instructor in Graduate review course in Mathematical Economics, 1995
• Research Assistant to Professor James Boyce, 1995 to 1997
• Teaching Assistant in Introductory Micro and Macroeconomics, 1994 to 1995

FORDHAM UNIVERSITY, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
• Research Assistant to Professor Dominick Salvatore, 1992 to 1993
• PC support, 1991 to 1992

WILLIAMS, THACHER, & RAND, Inc.
• Benefits Analyst, 1990 to1991

CORROON & BLACK, Inc.
• Defined Contribution Technician, 1989 to1990

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

As a child I was fascinated with how the world works (and doesn't!) but was not further stimulated on related subjects while in school. Only after graduating college (as a finance major) did I begin to appreciate how economics is fundamental to pretty much all of the world's issues and problems, and started to get into it more through heavy reading, culminating in my pursuit of graduate study -- first in the social sciences then in economics proper. My research is primarily in the areas of ecological, development, and -- most recently -- institutional economics, and I have been teaching at Adelphi since 1999. My free time is absorbed by playing chess, reading novels, and being with my wife and three children.

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