South Jersey Economic Review (SJER)

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Oliver D. Cooke, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Economics,
William J. Hughes Center Policy Scholar
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Stockton University

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Oliver Cooke is Associate Professor of Economics at Stockton University. He teaches courses in macroeconomics, ecological economics, U.S. economic history and political economy. Dr. Cooke has nearly twenty years of experience conducting research on metropolitan area and state economies, labor and real estate markets, and public policies. He created and authors the South Jersey Economic Review. He regularly consults for a wide variety of public and private sector institutions. He is currently program coordinator for Stockton’s Economics Program, and co-chairs Stockton’s Economic Inequality Initiative. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Cooke was a research associate at the Fiscal Policy Institute and an analyst at Deutsche Bank, both in New York City. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His doctoral dissertation, Rethinking Municipal Privatization, was published by Routledge in 2008. He is currently writing a book on economic inequality.