Mark Tremblay

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Professor Mark Tremblay is currently an Assistant Professor in our department. He received his PhD from Michigan State University and started with Miami in 2018. His research interests include industrial organization, platforms and two-sided markets, and the digital economy.

  • Has COVID affected your everyday work life? If so, how? Not as much as I thought it would. Teaching has changed, but much of the job remains the same.
  • What are some ways this new way of life has benefited the way you look at your daily work operations? I will never take my office space and interactions for granted!
  • Once COVID slows down, do you think this will affect your future way of continuing to do your work? I think COVID forced every professor to think about how they teach in a way that only a pandemic could, resulting in a better approach to many lectures and instructional activities.
  • Has your research been able to grow and expand due to more time at home working? I wish, but no. Outside of thinking about COVID related research topics, the pandemic has made research more difficult because conferencing and Zoom fatigue make it harder to talk/work with coauthors and the research community.
  • Has teaching online brought you to come up with new and innovative ideas for teaching? If so, how? I designed a lot of COVID lecture material (relating to existing topics) as well as student surveys to increase engagement. These will continue to be useful in the post-COVID era of teaching!
  • Has having an Eco degree benefited you during this time? It has. Economists like to think about how to use data to solve problems which is precisely the task at hand. Thus, it has been exciting to see our toolset help solve such a global problem.