See the latest updates on Gannon's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

M. G. Roth

  • Assistant Professor
    Finance & Economics

Courses Taught

- Introduction to Microeconomics (BCOR 111)

- Project Economics (ECON 285)

- Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 311)

- Public Finance (ECON 431)

- Game Theory (ECON 325)

- The Economic Enviornment of the Firm (GMBA 571)

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

Publications

- 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. 2019. "Selling Yourself: A Preliminary Analysis of Political Candidates as Marketers and Entrepreneurs." Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy 7: 269-78.

- Roth, M. Garrett. 2019. "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Polarization." Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties 29: 143-61.

- Roth, M. Garrett. 2018. "On the Value of Teaching Edgeworth Boxes in Introductory Economics Courses." Journal of Economics and Finance Education 17: 20-30.

- Roth, M. Garrett. 2018. "Reconicling Competing Systems of Property Rights Through Adverse Possession."  Libertarian Papers 10: 126-133.

- 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.

Scholarship/Research

My current research interests are interdisciplinary and apply economic logic to topics within political science, law, philosophy, psychology and finance.  More specifically, I'm interested in the link between public opinion and fiscal policy, political factors affecting pork barrel spending, and the relationship between time preference and political institutions.  Much of my research is in collaboration with my colleague, William McAndrew, and we have published on the salary structure of universities as well as the prevalence of discrimination in The Biggest Loser.

Service

- Chair, Dahlkemper School of Business Curriculum Committee, Spring 2019 - present

- Leader, Political Economy Discussion Group, Fall 2018 - present (co-leader, Fall 2015 - Spring 2018)

- Member, TLTR / CAT Committee, Fall 2014 - present

- Member, CEB Academic Affairs Committee, Fall 2018 - present

- Member, Liberal Studies Committee, Fall 2015 - Spring 2019

- Member, University Content Committee, Spring 2017 - Fall 2018

Gannon University Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge (I-HACK)

Gannon University Begins Construction on Institute for Health and Cyber Knowledge. Learn more about I-HACK.