Matt Ryan

Associate Professor of Economics
Palumbo Donahue School of Buisness
Economics

920 Rockwell Hal
Phone: 412.396.2216
ryanm5@duq.edu

Education:

B.A., Economics, Claremont McKenna College, 2001 Ph.D., Economics, West Virginia University, 2009
Biography

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, Bloomberg BusinessWeek and the Washington Post, 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.

Publications

Articles in Journals

Ryan, M. E., & Davies, A. (2019). Utility Maximization and Risk in Multiple-Choice Surveys. Psychology and Education Journal, 56 (3-4), 81-91.

Ryan, M. E., & Celestin, J. (in press, 2018). Game over? Assessing the impact of the emergence of a profitable wagering strategy in major league baseball wagering markets. Applied Economics.

Powell, B. & Ryan, M. E. (in press, 2017). The Global Spread of Think Tanks and Economic Freedom. Journal of Private Enterprise.

Ryan, M. E. (in press, 2015). Frisky Business: Race, Gender and Police Activity During Traffic Stops. European Journal of Law and Economics.

Ryan, M. E. (in press, 2014). The Evolution of Legislative Tenure in the United States Congress: 1789-2004. Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice.

Ryan, M. E. (in press, 2014). Peter H. Schuck, Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better. Public Choice.

Ryan, M. E. (in press, 2013). Allocating Infection: The Political Economy of the Swine Flu (H1N1) Vaccine. Economic Inquiry.

Ryan, M.E., Leeson, P. T., & Williamson, C. R. (in press, 2012). Think Tanks. Journal of Comparative Economics, 40 (1), 62-77.

Ryan, M. E. & Leeson, P. T. (in press, 2012). Hate Groups and Hate Crime. International Review of Law & Economics.

Ryan, M. E., Gramm, M., & McKinney, C. N. (2012). Information Effects and National Hockey League Betting Market Efficiency. Journal of Gambling Business and Economics, 6 (1), pp. 79-92.

Ryan, M.E. & Sobel, R. S. (2012). 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 (1), pp. 171-190.

Ryan, M. E. (2011). Using Economic Freedom and Statistical Analysis to Teach Principles of Macroeconomics. Journal of Private Enterprise.

Ryan, M. E., Gramm, M., & McKinney, C. N. (in press, 2010). Information Effects in Major League Baseball Betting Markets. Applied Economics, 44 (6), 707-716.

Ryan, M.E., Baldini, K., & Gillis, M. T. (in press, 2010). Do Relief Pitching and Remaining Games Create Moral Hazard Problems in Major League Baseball? Journal of Sports Economics, 12 (6), 647-659.

Ryan, M.E. & Coyne, C. J. (2009). With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? Aiding the World's Worst Dictators. The Independent Review, 14 (1), 26-44.

Ryan, M.E. & Powell, B. (2006). The Economics of Outsourcing. California Labor & Employment Law Review.

Paper Presentations

Ryan, M. E. (2016). Whether Weather Stops Cops: The Impact of Temperature on Officer Behavior. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.


Ryan, M. E. (2014). Signaling in the Labor Market: A Natural Experiment in Major League Baseball. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ryan, M. E. (2014). Serial Killers. Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

Ryan, M. E. (2014). Count Me In! Congressional Dominance and the 2010 U.S. Census. Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

Ryan, M. E. (2013). Frisky Business: Police Behavior and Legal Outcomes. Southern Economic Association, Tampa, Florida.

Ryan, M. E. (2012). The Substitution Between Casino Gambling and Lottery Participation. Missouri Valley Economic Association Annual Conference, Memphis, Tennessee.

Ryan, M. E. (2012). Market-Based Testing. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ryan, M. E. (2011). Early Returns from the Academic Betting Market. Southern Economic Association, Washington, District of Columbia.

Ryan, M. E. (2010). Global Public Bads: A Systems Analysis. Public Choice Society Annual Meetings, Monterey, California.

Ryan, M. E. (2010). Information Aggregation and College Football Rankings. Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Books

Ryan, M.E., Sobel, R., & Hall, J. (2007). Unleashing Capitalism: Why Prosperity Stops at the West Virginia Border, and How to Fix It. Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia.

Chapters, Cases, Readings, Supplements

Coyne, C. J., & Ryan, M. E. (2019). Foreign Intervention and Global Public Bads. In Press, In Joshua C. Hall and Sarah Harper (Eds.), Economic and Political Institutions and Development (pp. 45-63).

Ryan, M. E. (2017). Politics and Entrepreneurship. In Gregory M. Randolph, Michael T. Tasto and Robert F. Salvino Jr. (Eds.), Public Policy, Productive and Unproductive Entrepreneurship: The Impact of Public Policy on Entrepreneurial Outcomes. Edward Elgar.

Ryan, M. E. (2017). Frisking. In Alain Marciano and Giovanni Battista Ramello (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics. Springer.

Ryan, M. E., & Leeson, P. T. (2017). Hate Groups and Hate Crime. In Alain Marciano and Giovanni Battista Ramello (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics. Springer.

Ryan, M. E. (2017). Politics and Entrepreneurship. In Gregory M. Randolph, Michael T. Tasto and Robert F. Salvino Jr. (Eds.), Public Policy, Productive and Unproductive Entrepreneurship: The Impact of Public Policy on Entrepreneurial Outcomes. Edward Elgar.

Ryan, M. E. (2017). Frisking. In Alain Marciano and Giovanni Battista Ramello (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics. Springer.

Ryan, M. E. & Leeson, P. T. (2017). Hate Groups and Hate Crime. In Alain Marciano and Giovanni Battista Ramello (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics. Springer.

Ryan, M.E. & Powell, B. (2011). Does Development Aid Lead to Economic Freedom? Economic Freedom: Causes and Consequences.

Ryan, M.E., Sobel, R., & Hall, J. (2010). Electoral Pressures and the Legal System: Friends of Foes? The Pursuit of Justice: Law and Economics of Legal Institutions, Oakland, California: Independent Institute.

Ryan, M.E. & Hall, J. (2009). The Economics of Government Housing. Housing America: Building Out of a Crisis, Oakland, CA: The Independent Institute.

Ryan, M.E., Gramm, M., McKinney, N., & Owens, D. (2008). What Do Bettors Want? Determinants of Pari-mutuel Betting Preference. Perspectives on Gambling, Lotteries, Wagers, and Casinos. Blackwell Publishing.

Ryan, M.E. & Sobel, R. (2008). Unifying the Favorite-Longshot Bias with Other Market Anomalies. Handbook of Sports and Lottery Markets, Amsterdam: North Holland-Elsevier.

Research Interests

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.