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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.

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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.  I have recently completed work on the interaction of fiscal and monetary policy in causing inflation, offering a near-perfect prediction of the inflation experienced in 2022.  With a fondness for interdisciplinary work, I have used models from the natural sciences to highlight the effects on economic growth of excessive debt and transactions for financial assets.  Linking public choice and international trade, I wrote a book on the risks to free Western institutions 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.

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Teaching

For the spring of 2023, I am teaching principles of microeconomics, business statistics, and research methodology and policy analysis

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