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Mary Clare Peate


Ph.D. Economics
George Mason University

M.P.P. Public Policy
University of Chicago

M.A. Education
Loyola Marymount University

B.A. Economics
University of California, San Diego

Contact Info

Phone: (314) 306-1019
Fax: (314) 444-8731

Research Division
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
P.O. Box 442
St. Louis, MO 63166-0442

For media inquiries contact:
Shera Dalin
Phone: (314) 444-3911

Mary Clare Peate

Senior Economic Education Specialist

Mary Clare Peate is a Senior Economic Education Specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, where she develops economics content including lessons, online learning modules, videos, and interactives. Prior to joining the Federal Reserve, she was the director of curriculum at the Marginal Revolution University (MRU) project at George Mason University and has held several other education-related roles including middle school teacher, textbook editor, and data specialist. She is currently on the board of directors of the Journal of Economics Teaching.

Selected Publications and Lessons

"Using the science of learning to teach economics and social studies," Kentucky Teacher. April 11, 2022.

"International Trade Unit Plan," (with MRU colleagues). MRU, 2022.

"Women’s History Month and Economics?" Kentucky Teacher. March 5, 2021.

"Finding Equilibrium: Supply Meets Demand Unit Plan,” (with MRU colleagues and Cheryl Ayers). MRU, 2021.

"GDP: A Measure of Health Unit Plan," (with MRU colleagues). MRU, 2021.

"Globalization, Robots, and You Unit Plan," (with MRU colleagues). MRU, 2019.

Professional memberships, Awards, Service

Director, Journal of Economics Teaching, 2021-present

National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE), executive committee, 2021

National Association of Economic Educators (NAEE), member, 2017-present