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Christopher Mothorpe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Address: Beatty 412
Office Hours: MW 10:00AM-12:00PM and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.7273
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Economics, Georgia State University                                                           Ph.D.
Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology,                                                M.S.
Applied Mathematics, Minor: Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology   B.S.

Research Interests

Urban, Regional, and Environmental Economics, Applied Microeconomics

Courses Taught

ECON 200   Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 317   Microeconomic Analysis

Honors and Awards

2013: Andrew Young School Dissertation Fellowship
2012: Dan E. Sweat Dissertation Fellowship
2010: Harold Ball Economics Award
1999: Eagle Scout


C. Mothorpe, A. Hanson, and K. Schnier. “The impact of interstate highways on land use conversion” The Annals of Regional Science, 2013.
G. Turnbull, V. Zahirovic-Herbert, and C. Mothorpe, “Flooding and liquidity on the bayou: The capitalization of flood risk into house value and ease of sale”. Real Estate Economics, 2012.

Works in Progress
C. Mothorpe, “The impact of uncertainty on school quality capitalization using the border method” (job market paper)
C. Mothorpe “The fundamental law of road congestion revisited: A micro-based approach to estimating commuter responses to investments in public infrastructure” (in progress)

Academic Conference, Workshop, and Seminar Presentations
Camp Resources, North Carolina State University, 2013
Urban-Environmental Workshop, Georgia State University, 2012 & 2013
American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association, Doctoral Session Presentation (2011)