Dr. Marc Fusaro
Associate Professor of Economics and Director
Center for Business and Economic Development
School of Business, Emporia State University
Dr. Marc Anthony Fusaro is an Associate Professor of Economics, and the Director of the Center
for Business and Economic Development in the School of Business at Emporia State University.
He is the creator of the Emporia State Economic Index (ESEI). His research interests include
banking industry market structure and household financial management with particular interest
in overdraft checks, debit card usage, and payday loans.
As the creator and manager of the ESEI, Fusaro follows economic data for the state of Kansas
and serves as a media resource for economic analysis of the economy and economic data. Dr.
Fusaro has published his research in numerous academic journals including Economic Inquiry,
the Journal of Macroeconomics, and the Journal of Consumer Policy.
Fusaro earned a B.A. in economics and mathematics from the University of Scranton and a Ph.D.
in Economics from Northwestern University. Before coming to Kansas, he was on the faculty of
the College of Business at Arkansas Tech University, on the economics faculty at East Carolina
University, on the research staff of the Economic Analysis department at the Federal Reserve
Board of Governors, and in the Emerging Payments Research Group at the Federal Reserve
Bank of Chicago.