Robert Gmeiner, Ph.D.

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

Beginning in August 2021, I will be an assistant professor of economics at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  My research is at the intersection of public choice and international trade, and I currently teach several economics courses and business statistics.

Current Research

Much of my research is on the line between public choice and international trade, with a major project using models from the natural sciences to highlight the effects on economic growth of excessive debt and transactions for financial assets.  These models inform my current international trade research.  I have also done work on the effect on domestic innovation of protecting intellectual property owned by foreigners.  At the present time, I am writing a book on the threats to Western institutions that result from trade with China.  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.


For the summer 2021 term, I am teaching Contemporary Economic Issues, a comparative systems course including both microeconomics and macroeconomics.  See my teaching page for more.

Paper Boats in the Clouds

Thoughts and Views

Read commentaries I have written for this site, The Sunwater Institute, and the Bagwell Center for the Study of Markets and Economic Opportunity at Kennesaw State University.