Courses Taught

- Introduction to Microeconomics (BCOR 111)

- Project Economics (ECON 285)

- Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 311 / ECON 211)

- Public Finance (ECON 431 / ECON 331)

- Game Theory (ECON 325 / MGMT 399)

Educational History

- SUNY Binghamton, PhD, Economics, Dissertation: Political Candidates as Dynamic Optimizers, 2010

- Lehigh University, MS, Economics, 2005

- Lehigh University, BS, Business Economics, 2004

Professional Societies

- Southern Economics Association

- Public Choice Society

- Pennsylvania Economics Association


- Roth, M. Garrett. Forthcoming. "Selling Yourself: A Preliminary Analysis of Political Candidates as Marketers and Entrepreneurs." Journal

  of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy.

- Roth, M. Garrett. Forthcoming. "On the Value of Teaching Edgeworth Boxes in Introductory Economics Courses." Journal of Economics

  and Finance Education.

- Roth, M. Garrett. Forthcoming. "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Polarization." Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties.

- McAndrew, William P. and M. Garrett Roth. Forthcoming. "The Weight Loss Show That Isn't: Testing for Discrimination in the Game Show,

  The Biggest Loser." Applied Economics Research Bulletin:  Peer-Reviewed Working Paper Series.

- Roth, M. Garrett.  2018.  "Reconicling Competing Systems of Property Rights Through Adverse Possession."  Libertarian Papers 10:


- Roth, M. Garrett and William P. McAndrew. 2018. "To Each According to Their Ability? Academic Ranking and Salary Inequality Across

  Public Colleges and Universities." Applied Economics Letters 25: 34-37.

- McAndrew, William P. and M. Garrett Roth. 2016. "Up From 'Arts and Crafts': Division of Labor in Forensic Science Laboratories." Forensic

  Science Policy and Management 7: 58-65.

- Roth, M. Garrett and David Skarbek. 2014. “Prison Gangs and the Community Responsibility System.” Review of Behavioral Economics 1,

  223 – 243.

- Roth, M. Garrett. 2011. “Resource Allocation and Voter Calculus in a Multicandidate Election.” Public Choice 148, 337 – 351.


As an applied microeconomist with an interest in government debt, my current research concentrates on both the theoretical and empirical link between public opinion and fiscal policy.  Other research considers the dynamics of strategic candidate interaction, inductive formalization of voter decision-making, optimal resource allocation by political candidates, and the application of feedback loops to political “markets”.  My plans for future research include work relating behavioral economics to voter opinions on economic policy and the efficacy of governmentally subsidized small business consulting services.

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