M.              G. Roth

M. G. Roth

Assistant Professor, Finance & Economics
Phone: 814-871-7339
Office: CBI 207

  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research

Courses Taught

- Introduction to Microeconomics (BCOR 111)

- Project Economics (ECON 285)

- Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 311)

- Public Finance (ECON 331)

- Game Theory (MGMT 399)

Educational History

- SUNY Binghamton, PhD, Economics, "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 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.

Papers Curently Under Review (November 2017):

- "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Polarization" at the Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties

- "Reconciling Competing Systems of Property Rights Through Adverse Posession" at Libertarian Papers

- "On the Value of Teaching Edgeworth Boxes in Introductory Economics Courses" at the Journal of Economics and Finance Education

- "The Weight Loss Game Show that Ain't: Testing for Discrimination in the Game Show, The Biggest Loser" (with William McAndrew) at Applied

  Economics Research Bulletin


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 extensions to the concept of political entrepreneurship.