Robert Gmeiner, Ph.D.

Methodist University   Fayetteville, North Carolina
Department of Financial Economics | Reeves School of Business

I am an assistant professor of economics at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Before that, I am a Christ follower and family man.  As a professor, I am first a teacher, then a researcher.  ... and no, that's not an excuse to slack off the research - you can read it all here.


Current Research

My research is an eclectic mix of complementary ideas.  It has drawn on ideas from public choice, economic growth and technical innovation, international trade, and financial macroeconomics.  My recent work has used models from the natural sciences to highlight the effects on economic growth of excessive debt and transactions for financial assets, which informs my international trade work.  Linking public choice and international trade, I wrote a book on the risks to free Western institutions from trade with China  Most recently, I have been addressing the interplay of fiscal and monetary policy in causing recent inflation.  I have published articles on topics pertaining to economic regulation, entrepreneurship, and the political influence of special interests and term limits.  See my research page for more.

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For the fall of 2022, I am teaching principles of microeconomics, intermediate microeconomics, and business statistics