Laurence Malone
Areas of Expertise

introductory economics, macroeconomic policy, international economics, classical economic thought, American economic history, and off campus programs in Germany, Hungary, Slovakia and China.

Ph.D., The New School for Social Research

Laurence Malone

Professor Emeritus

Larry Malone was Professor of Economics at Hartwick College. His teaching and research interests focus on government policies and economic development from the seventeenth century to the present. He has authored articles on topics that range from the origins of match-making to the lack of broadband internet access in rural America. Malone is a Carnegie Fellow for Economics for the Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) and a recipient of Hartwick’s Margaret Bunn Teaching Award. In 2019 he served as a Fulbright Specialist at University College Cork, Ireland to incorporate his Peer Critical Learning pedagogy in online courses. Malone has also authored and co-authored three books: The Essential Adam Smith (with Robert L. Heilbroner, W. W. Norton, 1986), Opening the West: Federal Internal Improvements Before 1860 (Greenwood Press, 1998), and Learning Interdependence (with David Bachner and Mary Snider, University of South Carolina, 2001).


Courses taught

  • ECON 102 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 311 Economic History
  • ECON 312 Macroeconomic Policy
  • ECON 313 Classical Political Economy
  • ECON 320 International Economic Policy
  • ECON 350 Sustainable Public Policies in Arizona

Distinctions (awards, fellowships, and grants)

  • Fulbright Specialist for Online Teaching and Learning, University College Cork, Ireland, 2019.
  • Carnegie Fellow, Carnegie Foundation for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Palo Alto, California, 2001 – present.
  • Winifred Wandersee Fellowship for Online Teaching and Learning, Hartwick College, 2017 – 2018.
  • Athletic Mentor Award, Hartwick College, 2018.
  • Outstanding Faculty Member Award, Hartwick College Alumni Association, 2015.
  • Norris Fellow, Norris Institute, McCook, Nebraska, 2008 – present.
  • Fellow, United States Internet Council, 2001 – 2005.
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Economic and Business Historical Society, 2001 – 2006.
  • Project Leader, Henry Luce Foundation Intercultural Education Grant, 1997 – 2000.
  • Co-Founder and Program Director, ReBound, European Union Employment Training Project, Saxony, Germany, 1991 – 1995.
  • Culpeper Foundation Grant for Curricular Technology, 1997 – 1998.
  • Student Senate Professor of the Year, Hartwick College, 1988, 1992 and 1998.
  • Margaret Bunn Award for Outstanding Teaching, Hartwick College, 1993.

Selected publications


  • Robert L. Heilbroner and Laurence J. Malone, co-editors, The Essential Adam Smith, W. W. Norton, New York, NY, 1986.
  • Laurence J. Malone, Opening the West: Federal Internal Improvements Before 1860, Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, 1998.
  • David Bachner, Laurence J. Malone, and Mary Snider, Learning Interdependence: One Small College’s Experience with the International/ Intercultural Education of First-Year Students, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2001.

Peer-reviewed publications

  • Laurence J. Malone, 2018. “Team Based Learning Application Exercises for Macroeconomic Principles,” Science Education Resource Center, Starting Point: Teaching Economics Project, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
  • Laurence J. Malone, 2014. “New Revenue for Small and Medium Sized Municipalities in New York State,” Proceedings of the New York State Economics Association, Vol. 7.
  • Laurence J. Malone, 2003. “Peer Critical Learning Inside and Outside the Classroom,” The National Teaching and Learning Forum, Vol. 12, No. 3, Madison, WI.
  • Laurence J. Malone, 2001. “The Rural Electrification Administration,” Online Encyclopedia of the Economic History Association,
  • Laurence J. Malone, 2001. “Commonalities: The R.E.A. and High-Speed Internet Access in Rural America,” Proceedings of the 29th Telecommunications Research Policy Conference, Alexandria, VA,
  • Laurence J. Malone, 2000. “The Cost of Medical Innovation,” New York Times, Lead Editorial, April 28.
  • Laurence J. Malone, 1998. “Origins, Development and Concentration of the Match Industry in the United States from 1830 to 1880,” Essays in Economic and Business History.

Selected Presentations

  • February 2020. Malone L. “Teaching Economics with Team-Based Learning,” 31st Teaching Economics Conference, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • March 2019. Malone L. “Obama and Trump Make the Economy Go Boom,” Invited Fulbright Lecture, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
  • March 2017. Malone L. “Restraint by Design: Peer Critical Learning and Online Teaching,” Invited Lecture, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.
  • February 2017. Malone L. “Innovative Redesigns of the Micro and Macroeconomic Principles Courses,” 28th Teaching Economics Conference, Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • April 2017. Malone L. “Is Learning in an Online Introductory Course Comparable to Learning in a Traditional Classroom?” Hartwick College Faculty Lecture Series, Oneonta, NY.
  • September 2014. Malone L. “New Revenue for Small and Medium Sized Municipalities in New York State,” New York State Economics Association, 67th Annual Meeting, Albany, NY.
  • October 2013. Malone L. “Why China Matters,” Invited Lecture, Capital Communications Credit Union Annual Member Luncheon, Albany, NY.
  • April 2013. Malone L. “Priority Issues for Local Governments,” Invited Lecture, New York State City and County Management Association, Annual Meeting, Saratoga, NY.
  • January 2012. Malone L. “Prospects for Economic Recovery,” Invited Lecture, Ocean University, School of Economics and Management, Qingdao, China.
  • May 2010. Malone L. “The Infrastructural Investment Cycle Revisited,” EBHS Annual Meeting, Braga, Portugal.
  • October 2010. Malone L. “The State of College Admissions and Financial Aid,” 6th Annual Admissions Roundtable, AMM Corporation, Holliston, MA.
  • November 2008. Malone L. “Commonalities—the R.E.A. and Rural Broadband Internet,” Norris Institute Annual Keynote Lecture, McCook, NE.
  • May 2006. Malone L. “Home Depot and the Vanishing Hardware Stores of Otsego County, New York,” Invited Lecture, New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown, NY.
  • May 2003. Malone L. “Evolutionary Causes and Consequences of Monopoly Power in the Cable Television Industry,” EBHS Annual Meeting, Memphis, TN.
  • January 1998. Malone L. “The State of the State,” Invited Lecture, Franklin College, Lugano, Switzerland.

College service and professional affiliations

  • Vice President for Enrollment, 2006 – 2009.
  • Faculty Chair, 2004 – 2006.
  • Economics Department Chair, 1997 – 2003.
  • Honors Program Co-Director, 1994 – 2000.
  • Council Member, City of Oneonta, NY, 2011 – 2015.
  • Supervisory Committee, Sidney Federal Credit Union, Sidney, NY, 2011 – 2015.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education Admissions Advisory Group, 2008 – present.
  • American Economic Association, 1985 – present.
  • Economic and Business Historical Society, 1995 – present.
  • Board of Directors, Otsego County, N.Y. Chamber of Commerce, 2002 – 2005.