Marquise J. McGraw is currently an economist at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), an independent Federal agency which he joined after a year on the Economics faculty at Middlebury College (Vermont) and a summer as a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He received his doctorate in Economics from UC Berkeley in May 2015.
Marquise is an empirical researcher who specializes in urban economics and related areas with particular emphasis on applying the tools and insights of applied microeconomics to pressing public policy issues. At the CFPB, he carries out research and policy work on a variety of issues related to current rule makings, and conducts analysis to support the enforcement of fair lending laws. At both Berkeley and Middlebury, he has taught courses in introductory microeconomics, industrial organization, urban economics, and research methods (particularly focusing on program evaluation and applied econometrics). He is also a proud recipient of the UC Berkeley Teaching Effectiveness Award.
Prior to enrolling at Berkeley, from 2007 to 2009 Marquise worked for the Federal Aviation Administration at its Washington, DC headquarters. There, he worked as an Economist in the regulatory analysis division, analyzing proposed changes to the Federal Aviation Regulations and quantifying the cost impacts and projected benefits of the changes. From June 2006 to May 2007, Marquise worked for the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies group as a research assistant.
Marquise is committed to efforts to diversify the economics profession. A proud graduate of the American Economics Association’s 2005 Summer Training Program in Economics, he returned in 2012 to serve as a teaching assistant in the program held at the University of New Mexico.
Marquise graduated from Cornell University in May 2006 with a BA in Economics. While there, in 2004 Marquise became a research assistant for the Cornell Higher Education Research Institute. He is grateful to have been selected as a Ron Brown Scholar in 2002, and continues to maintain strong ties to the program.
Marquise is a native of the Bronx, NY, where he grew up in a housing project with his mother and sister. He takes pride in being a product of the NYC public school system, having attended Garrett A. Morgan C.E.S. 132, Diana Sands C.I.S. 147, and ultimately the Bronx High School of Science.
Marquise currently resides in Arlington, Virginia.