Faculty Biography

Marc Rockmore

Marc Rockmore, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics
Department of Economics
Clark University
Worcester, MA 01610-1477

Office: Jonas Clark Hall room 219
Phone: (508) 793-7447
Email: mrockmore@clarku.edu

Curriculum Vitae
Personal website

Dr. Rockmore received a B.A. from Swarthmore College in 2001, an M.A. from Yale Univeristy in 2004 and a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 2012. He has been at Clark since 2012.

Dr. Rockmore is an affiliate of the Households in Conflicts Network (HiCN).

Current Research and Teaching

Dr. Rockmore works on issues related to risk and shocks.  Much of his current work focuses on the effects of conflict on the development process.  In particular, it examines (1) the effects of insecurity on economic behavior relative to the effect of exposure to violence; (2) the lasting effects of exposure to traumatic events on post-conflict development.  He teaches courses on economic development at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as introductory courses to economics.

Selected Publications


Rockmore, M. 2012.  "Living Within Conflicts:  Risk of Violence and Livelihood Portfolios", Households in Conflict Working Paper No. 121.

Rockmore, M. 2011.  "The Cost of Fear:  The Welfare Effects of the Risk of Violence in Northern Uganda", Households in Conflict Working Paper No. 109.


Bovbjerg, R., J. Hadley, M. Pohl and M. Rockmore.  2002.  "Medicaid Coverage for the Working Uninsured:  The Role of State Policy", Health Affairs 21(6): 231-243.

Public Expenditure

Abdelkhalek, T., and M. Rockmore.  2007.  "Public Expenditure, Economic Growth and Poverty in Morocco:  Moving Towards a Multi-Level Analysis".  In Ali, and Fan, editors, Public Policy and Poverty Reduction in the Arab Region, Arab Planning Institute.