Matt E. Ryan is an Associate Professor of Economics at Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University. Professor Ryan teaches courses in Principles-level Micro- and Macroeconomics, Global Economics, International Economics and Sports Economics. His research has appeared in Economic Inquiry, the European Journal of Law and Economics, the Journal of Comparative Economics and Public Choice, as well as popular outlets such as The Atlantic and Bloomberg BusinessWeek and also on the floor of the United States Senate.
Professor Ryan received his Ph.D in Economics from West Virginia University in 2009 and his B.A. in Economics from Claremont McKenna College in 2001.
"Frisky Business: Race, Gender and Police Activity During Traffic Stops." European Journal of Law and Economics, forthcoming.
"Allocating Infection: The Political Economy of the Swine Flu (H1N1) Vaccine." Economic Inquiry 52, no. 1 (2014), pp. 138-154.
"The Evolution of Legislative Tenure in the United States Congress: 1789-2004." Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice 30, no. 1 (2012), pp. 65-76.
"Information Effects and National Hockey League Betting Market Efficiency." Journal of Gambling Business and Economics 6, no. 1 (2012), pp. 79-92. (with Marshall Gramm and C. Nicholas McKinney)
"Hate Groups and Hate Crime." International Review of Law and Economics 31, no. 4 (2011), pp. 256-262. (with Peter T. Leeson)
"Think Tanks." Journal of Comparative Economics 40, no. 1 (2012), pp. 62-77. (with Peter T. Leeson and Claudia R. Williamson)
"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 153, no. 1 (2012), pp. 171-190. (with Russell S. Sobel)
"Information Effects in Major League Baseball Betting Markets." Applied Economics 44, No. 6 (2012), pp. 707-716. (with Marshall Gramm and C. Nicholas McKinney)
"Do Relief Pitching and Remaining Games Create Moral Hazard Problems in Major League Baseball?" Journal of Sports Economics 12, No. 6 (December 2011), pp. 647-659. (with Kevin Baldini and Mark T. Gillis)
As an applied microeconomist, Professor Ryan's research interests fall into a number of areas, having published numerous articles in the areas of law and economics, international development, political economy and wagering markets.