Christopher Mothorpe, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

Address: Beatty 412
Office Hours: MW 12:30-2:00 pm 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

Urban Economics  (2015-18)
Economics of Geography and Transportation  (2015-17)
Principles of Microeconomics  (2014-18)
Intermediate Microeconomics  (2014)
Microeconomic Analysis  (2014)
Intermediate Macroeconomics  (2014)
The Global Economy  (2014)

Honors and Awards

Richard U. Ratcliff Award, The Appraisal Journal, 2017
Spatial Analytics/GIS Application Award, American Real Estate Society, 2015
Lincoln Institute Scholars Program, 2015
Andrew Young School Dissertation Fellowship, 2013
Dan E. Sweat Dissertation Fellowship, 2012
Harold Ball Economics Award, 2010
Eagle Scout, 1999



C. Mothorpe. “The impact of uncertainty on school quality capitalization using the border method.” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 70: 127-141, 2018.
D. Wyman and C. Mothorpe. “The pricing of power lines: A geospatial approach to measuring residential property values.Journal of Real Estate Research, 40(1): 121-154, 2018.
C. Patrick and C. Mothorpe. “Demand for new cities: Property value capitalization of municipal incorporation.” Regional Science and Urban Economics, 67: 78-89, 2017.
C. Mothorpe and D. Wyman. “Collapse: The decline and fall of amenity based master planned communities.Journal of Property Investment and Finance, 35(6): 638-61, 2017.
C. Mothorpe and D. Wyman. “Appraisal of residential water view properties.” The Appraisal Journal, 85(2):130-141, 2017.
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.

Working Papers

J.W. Burnett and C. Mothorpe. “An economic assessment of U.S. coastal and estuarine stormwater management.” Review and Resubmit. Water Economics and Policy.
J.W. Burnett, C. Mothorpe and S.C. Jaume. “Earthquake alley: Unconventional oil and gas development, induced seismic activity, and housing price impacts.” Under review. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy.

Works in Progress

C. Mothorpe. “A micro-based approach to estimating commuter responses to investments in public infrastructure.
Z. Hawley and C. Mothorpe. “Road widening and traffic accidents: Evidence from Atlanta, GA.”
C. Mothorpe, R. Sobel, and B. Woolsey. “
Inter-jurisdictional competition for land: The strategic decision of municipalities competing for annexations.”
C. Mothorpe. “Overflow: Spatial spillovers from the 2009 Southeastern United States floods.
D. Wyman, C. Mothorpe and J.W. Burnett. “
What the frack?: The impact of earthquakes on residential property values.”

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