Robert Gmeiner, Ph.D.

Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, Georgia
Department of Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis

I am a visiting assistant professor of economics at Kennesaw State University and an external scholar at The Sunwater Institute.  My research focuses on public choice, economic regulation, entrepreneurship and knowledge creation, and the role of property rights in economic prosperity and international trade.

Current Research

I have several concurrent projects right now.  One focuses on the characteristics of business assets that enable persistent profitability in the face of competition.  Another looks at the effect of protecting foreign intellectual property on domestic innovation.  The role of property rights in personal information in the face of corporate/government collusion is the focus on another.  I am also working on a project that examines the limits (and at times uselessness) of tourism promotion policies.  See my research page for more.


For the spring 2020 semester, I am teaching principles of microeconomics (ECON 2100) and business statistics (ECON 2300).

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