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Todd Nesbit, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Address: BCTR 416
Office Hours: MWF 11-12pm, 1-2pm or by appointment
Phone: 843-953-5152
Curriculum Vitae: Download

Dr. Nesbit is an Assistant Professor of Economics in the School of Business.  He completed his undergraduate work at Capital University in 2001, where he earned duel Bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Mathematics.  In 2005, Dr. Nesbit earned his Ph.D. in Economics at West Virginia University.  Dr. Nesbit’s primary research interests include Public Choice, Public Finance, and the Economics of Sports.  Dr. Nesbit’s research has been published in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, the Southern Economic Journal, Public Budgeting and Finance, the Journal of Media Economics, and the Atlantic Economic Journal, among other peer reviewed journals.  His work related to automobile safety in NASCAR has also been cited in numerous popular press outlets including The Pittsburgh Tribune,,, and 


Ph.D. in Economics, 2005

West Virginia University, Morgantown

B.S. in Economics and B.S. in Mathematics, 2001

Capital University, Columbus, Ohio

Research Interests

Primary Fields: Public Economics and Applied Microeconomics

Secondary Fields: Sports Economics and Law and Economics

Courses Taught

Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Public Economics, Environmental Policy Analysis, Business and Economics Statistics, Statistical Analysis for Managers (iMBA), Introduction to Econometrics, Business Forecasting, Entrepreneurship

Honors and Awards

Guy W. Wilson Award for Excellence in Academic Advising recipient, Penn State Erie, 2009

Association for Private Enterprise Education, Fellow, 2003, 2004, & 2005


Nesbit, Todd and Kerry King.  “The Impact of Fantasy Sports on Television Viewership.”   Journal of Media Economics 23 (1) March 2010, pp. 24 - 41.

Nesbit, Todd and Kerry King.  “The Impact of Fantasy Football Participation on NFL Attendance.”   Atlantic Economic Journal 38 (1) March 2010, pp. 95-108.

King, Kerry and Todd Nesbit.  “Demographic Fractionalization, Deliberation Time, and the Optimal Civil Jury Rule.”  Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 71 (2) August 2009, pp. 463 – 472.

Nesbit, Todd and Steven Kreft.  “Federal Grants, Earmarked Revenues, and Budget Crowd-out in State Highway Funding.” Journal of Public Budgeting and Finance 29 (2) 2009, pp. 94-110.


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