Mark Zaporowski, PhD Chair and Professor of Economics and Finance
BS, Economics — State University of New York College at Oswego
MA, Economics; PhD, Economics — State University of New York at Albany
The quality of Dr. Zaporowski’s scholarship was evident early on when he received the President’s Award for Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation from the State University of New York at Albany. The subject of his dissertation, inflation expectations and interest rates, continues to be a source of interest in his research. With Dr. George Palumbo, Canisius College professor of economics, Dr. Zaporowski produces the quarterly online publication Western New York Economic News, which delivers data and analysis related to the local, state, and national economies. Dr. Zaporowski has published articles in such journals as the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Attorneys rely on Dr. Zaporowski as an expert witness for providing economic valuation in cases involving wrongful death and disability, divorce, pensions, and closely held business enterprises. He has also been called upon to perform statistical analysis in employment discrimination cases.
Dr. Zaporowski designed three courses taught at Canisius: “Introduction to Finance” and the MBA courses “Regression and Forecasting” and “Macroeconomic Analysis.” He has served as a freshman advisor and as a member of various curriculum committees at the college.