All students are assigned faculty advisers upon matriculation to Rider University. When students declare a major in Economics, they have the flexibility of choosing any member in the department as their adviser. Faculty maintain regular office hours each semester and are available at other mutually convenient times to work individually with their students to resolve academic problems and to clarify post-graduation objectives.

Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 257

Background Information

  • Doctorate of Philosophy, 1974, University of Pittsburgh, Economics
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1970, St. Vincent College, Economics

Research Reports

  • 2012: Bentley, J. T., Benefits and Costs of Proposed Changes in DOT Regulations Regarding Transparency and Transactability of Ancillary Airline Fees., submitted to Interactive Travel Services Association for presentation to the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Professor of Economics and Director of the Health Administration Program
Sweigart Hall 372

Welcome to my Web page

I'm a Professor of Economics in the Economics Department and am Director of the Health Administration Program here at Rider. In addition, I am a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in the Health Economics Program. My research in economics focuses on health, crime, and education.

Professor
Sweigart Hall 312

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1973, University of Pennsylvania, Economics
  • Master of Arts, 1961, University of Pennsylvania, Economics
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1960, Muhlenberg College, Economics

Refereed Articles

  • Meric, I., Gishlick, H. E., Taga, L., & Meric, G. (2013). A Comparison of the Financial Characteristics of U.S., Canadian, and Mexican Manufacturing Firms. International Journal of Economics and Finance, 5 (7), online.
Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 374

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1982, Temple University, Economics
  • Master of Arts, 1979, Temple University, Economics
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1973, Lycoming College, Economics

Undergraduate Courses Taught at Rider

  • Principles of Macroeconomics, ECO 200
  • Principles of Microeconomics, ECO 201
  • Managerial Economics, ECO 301
  • Industrial Organization, ECO 325

MBA Courses Taught at Rider

  • Economic Analysis, MBAD 531
Professor
Sweigart Hall 306

Welcome to my web page!

I am a Professor at Rider University in the Economics Department. In addition, I am a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research.

My research interests have always focused on child policy issues. My thesis examined the US foster care system. Currently, my research focuses on the impact of poor child health on family resources.

Associate Professor
Sweigart Hall 373

Background Information

  • Doctor of Philosophy, 1979, University of California at Berkeley, Economics
  • Master of Arts, 1968, University of California at Berkeley, Economics
  • Bachelor’s of Arts, 1966, University of Michigan, Russian Studies

Memberships

  • American Economic Association, 1988-Present
  • Association for Comparative Economic Studies, 1988-Present
  • Association for Slavic East European and Eurasian Studies, 1988-Present