Assistant Professor of Economics
Wake Forest University
E. Mark Curtis is an assistant professor of economics at Wake Forest University. Prior to joining Wake Forest, he received his Ph.D. in economics from Georgia State University and worked as a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. He earned his M.A. in economics from Duke University and his B.A. in religion and Spanish from Furman University. His primary fields of research are environmental, public, and labor economics with a particular focus on program evaluation and tax and environmental policy. His research seeks to understand the consequences of a wide range of public policies for firms and workers using U.S. Census Bureau microeconomic data. He has studied the determinants of plant-level productivity, energy consumption, and pollution outcomes among U.S. manufacturers. Most recently, his research has focused on understanding the distributional effects of environmental policies and the effects of tax policy on levels of entrepreneurship.