Robinson, Mark

Mark Robinson, Ph.D.


Background & Experience

Mark Robinson is a director at Econsult Solutions, Inc. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Temple University in 2023. While at Temple, he taught courses on the American economy and issues in public policy. Mark’s research specialties included labor economics, environmental economics, and macroeconomics. His work has examined reasons for the decline of the labor share in the United States, how household debt affects workers’ bargaining power with employers, the relationship between how much we work and how much we pollute, and how the amount we work affects the amount we drive.

Prior to attending Temple University, Mark served as a computer programmer and analyst at Communally (formerly Solutions for Progress), a certified B Corporation and financial technology company aimed at ending poverty. Mark and the Communally team designed and programmed The Benefit Bank free software, which assisted low- and moderate-income people to file their taxes, apply for benefits, and register to vote.

Mark received his masters in economics from Temple University in 2017.  In 2005, he graduated from Haverford College, where he majored in history and political science, and minored in computer science.

Areas of Expertise

  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Environmental Economics