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M. Garrett Roth

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Economics, Oberlin College

Public Economics, Voter Behavior, Game Theory

‘A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.’ - H. L. Mencken

Curriculum Vitae (Nov. 2013)   

Research Agenda

Summary of Teaching Evaluations

Publications:

"Prison Gangs and the Community Responsibility System" (with David Skarbek, forthcoming at The Review of Behavioral Economics)

Roth, M. Garrett. 2011. "Resource Allocation and Voter Calculus in a Multicandidate Election." Public Choice    148: 337-51. (working paper version)

Working Papers:

"Because I Deserve This: The Demographics of Public and Personal Debt"

"Social Cooperation Under Variable Time Preference"

"How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Polarization"

"Moving Against the Median Voter: Voter Unrest and Preference Uncertainty in a Two-Party Spatial Model"

"Feedback Loops in Multicandidate Political Competition"

"The Impact of Endogenous Time Preference on Public Debt"

"Reconciling Competing Systems of Property Rights Through Adverse Possession"

"Political Campaigning as a Sequential Game: An Empirical Analysis"

"Political Shocks and the Optimal Sequence of Campaign Expenditure"

Courses Taught:

Oberlin College:

Economics 101 - Principles of Economics (Fall 2013): Syllabus

Economics 444 - Senior Seminar: Politics without Romance: Syllabus

Duke University:

Political Science 139 - Conflict, Collusion, and Cooperation (Fall 2011, Spring 2012): Syllabus

St. Lawrence University:

Economics 100 -  Introduction to Economics (Fall 2010, Spring 2011): Syllabus

Economics 248A -  Government by Consensus: Voting Rules and Social Choice (Fall 2010): Syllabus

Binghamton University:

Economics 144 - The  Economics of Poverty and Discrimination (Summer 2008, Summer 2009): Syllabus

Economics 483M -  Applications of Game Theory to Business and Public Policy (Summer 2010): Syllabus