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James P. Stodder
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Management Department
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 690-0213
Department of Management
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Dr. James Stodder’s full-time position is Professor of Practice at Rensselaer-Hartford, where he has worked for nearly 25 years. His areas of expertise include corporate and public finance, monetary economics, game theory, and the economics of developing and transitional countries. He has testified several times before the Connecticut State Legislature on tax credits, property taxes, and tax expenditures. He has given expert testimony in legal cases on economic damages, and in labor arbitration proceedings. 

Professor Stodder's most recent research is on virtual currencies and financial stability; public goods and corruption; and international price discrimination. He has published in journals such as Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Comparative Economics, Eastern Economic Journal, Review of Income and Wealth, European Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Economic Education. He has co-authored or contributed chapters to books such as Better Thinking, Better Results: Using the Power of Lean as a Total Business Solution. 

Professor Stodder has been invited to speak at several central bank-sponsored conferences by the People's Bank of China, the Central Bank of Brazil, and the U.S. Federal Reserve. He has organized student programs in Spain, Italy, and China, and made presentations in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Canada, England, France, and Switzerland. Dr. Stodder received his B.A. cum laude from Harvard, his M.S. with distinction from the University of Essex (UK), and his Ph.D. from Yale, all in the field of economics. 

  • Ph.D., Economics, Yale, 1990
  • M.S., Economics, Essex (UK), 1983
  • B.A., Economics, Harvard, 1981

Courses Taught:
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Global Business and Economics

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • “U.S.-Russia Climatic Cooperation: Carbon Pricing, Arctic Shipping,” (2015) Eastern Economic Association Meetings, New York, March, and joint seminar of the National Research Nuclear University, Moscow, Russia and U.S. Coast Guard Academy, April.
  • Stodder, J., Lietaer, B., “WIR Currency – Reinventing Social Exchange,” (2015) chapter in forthcoming book Patterns of Commoning, edited by Bollier, B. and Helfrich, S., Levelers Press.
  • Stodder, J., Younessi, H. (2013) “Transparency and credible commitment: most-favoured-customer provisions and the sustainability of price discrimination,” International Journal of Trade and Global Markets, 6(3), pp.275–300,
  • “Complementary Credit Networks and Macro-Economic Stability,” (2009) Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, October, 72(1), pp. 79-95.

Professional Memberships:
  • American Economic Association, Eastern Economic Association, New York State Economic Association