Assistant Professor, Economics Department
Dr. Alexander McQuoid’s research covers a wide variety of topics using the research toolkit of applied micro econometrics. His research ranges from work on gun ownership and suicide to the impact of police militarization on crime and civic engagement. He also works on topics related to international integration including trade, migration, and foreign direct investment (FDI). The unifying theme of his research is on carefully identifying causal impacts to support public policy decision-making. He works closely with midshipmen on research projects, both as a co-author and in supervising student research projects as the honors coordinator in the economics department. Always looking for the his next topic of interest, his current work looks at the impact of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on college outcomes and the impact of euro adoption on trade and FDI volatility.