Dr. Marc Fusaro

Associate Dean and
Associate Professor of Economics and 
Center for Business and Economic Development

School of Business, Emporia State University


Dr. Marc Anthony Fusaro is an Associate Professor of Economics, and the Associate Dean of 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.

As Associate Dean of the School of Business, Dr. Fusaro serves at the director of AACSB accreditation for the School.  He is also the director of graduate programs.  In this capacity he has spearheaded the new Global MBA from concept to launch.

Dr. 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.