Centre College Emeritus Faculty
Robert E. Martin• Ewing T. Boles Professor Emeritus of Economics
Personal Web site: web.centre.edu/bmart
Bob Martin is professor emeritus of economics at Centre College, where he has held a Boles Professorship since 1996. In 2005, he received the Kirk Award for excellence in teaching. He joined the Centre faculty in 1996 and taught previously in the graduate programs at Louisiana State University and the University of Texas-Arlington, where he was a professor and interim dean of the business school.
His specialty in graduate economic education was microeconomic theory and mathematical economics. Martin also worked as a corporate development manager and served as a senior executive in a publicly held firm where he was responsible for financial planning, budgeting, and mergers and acquisitions.
Martin has over thirty publications. The bulk of these publications are in academic journals such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Economic Inquiry, Southern Economic Journal, Applied Economics, and the Journal of Comparative Economics. He has published several chapters in books and has a new book forthcoming in 2005 dealing with the economics of higher education. His earlier work covered such topics as behavior under risk and uncertainty, recycling, externality regulation, medical economics, franchising, enrollment management, and tuition discounting.
Martin received a B.A. from Austin College, an M.A. from Texas Christian University, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Southern Methodist University.
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