Matt E. Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. Professor Ryan has taught courses in Principles-level Micro- and Macroeconomics, Global Economics and International Economics. He also runs the Economic Research Colloquium.
Professor Ryan received his Ph.D in Economics from West Virginia University in 2009 and a B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in 2001.
Ryan, M. and P. Leeson. Hate groups and Hate Crime. International Review of Law and Economics, forthcoming.
Leeson, P., M. Ryan and C. Williamson. Think Tanks. Journal of Comparative Economics, forthcoming
Sobel, R. and M. Ryan. Seniority and Anti-Competitive Restrictions on the Legislative Common Pool: Tenure's Impact on the Overall Production of Legislation and the Concentration of Political Benefits. Public Choice, forthcoming.
Ryan, M., M. Gramm and C. McKinney. Information Effects in Major League Betting Markets. Applied Economics, forthcoming.
Professor Ryan's research interests fall into a number of areas. As an applied microeconomist, he has studied a wide range of topics, from the distribution of the swine flu vaccine to the effect of hate groups on hate crime to the impact of think tanks on state policy. His research in international development focuses on the development community's influence in restraining growth within impoverished areas. Professor Ryan also investigates the nature of assorted wagering markets. His work has appeared in such popular press publications as Investor's Business Daily and The Atlantic, as well as such academic journals as Public Choice, the American Journal of Economics and Sociology, and Applied Economics.