Sean Mulholland

Sean Mulholland

Associate Professor of Economics
Stonehill College

Sean Mulholland is Associate Professor of Economics at Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts. He previously held faculty positions at Mercer University, Moravian College, and Auburn University – Montgomery. He served as a faculty mentor for the Institute for Humane Studies and led discussions at the Center for Excellence in Education’s Research Science Institute. Specializing in economic growth, environmental economics, and labor economics, his work has appeared in the Journal of Economic Growth, the Eastern Economic Journal, Education Economics, and the Villanova Law Review. His teaching interests also include international trade, law and economics, and the economics of race.



Protecting the Environment


Does Inequality Matter?


Working More to Earn Less | Why the Poor Stay Poor

You may have heard the term “poverty trap” – the notion that the poor are stuck at the bottom. What if someone told you that our welfare system exacerbates this…

Is There Income Mobility in America?

We often hear that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. While a surface-level examination of U.S. households by quintile from 1967 to 2009 would seem…

The Tragedy of the Commons

People living together must find some way to preserve common resources. Unfortunately, there are strong incentives for people to exploit these resources when they are held in common by everyone.…


In economic activity, there are sometimes ‘externalities’ or spillover effects to other people not involved in the original exchange.  Positive externalities result in beneficial outcomes for others, but negative externalities…