- Assistant Teaching Professor, Brandmeyer Center for Applied Economics
- Finance academic area
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Connecticut
M.A. in Economics, University of Connecticut
B.A. in Economics, Eastern Connecticut State University
The causes and consequences of regulation. The relationship between economic freedom and civil liberties.
- Economics of Organization
- Economics Education
The role of prices and profits in guiding entrepreneurs to coordinate economic activity, bear risk, and innovate.
- Managerial Economics
Selected Publications —
Harmon, O. R., & Szarka, R. (2018). Using Google Drawings to Create Homework Exercises [Journal Articles]. Journal of Economics Teaching, 2(2), 68–78.
Szarka, R. (2016). The Effect of Economic Freedom on Civil Liberties in the Short Run: Physical Integrity Rights (2000–2011) [Journal Articles]. Journal of Private Enterprise, 31(3), 21–35.
Bowles, S., Gintis, H., & Szarka, R. (2004). Escalating Differences and Elusive ‘Skills’: Cognitive Abilities and the Explanation of Inequality [Book Chapters]. In M. Henry (Ed.), Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy (pp. 431–438). Yale University Press.