Christopher Mothorpe, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Economics, Department Chair

Address: Beatty 403
Office Hours: 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


D. Wyman, C. Mothorpe, and B. McLeod. Airbnb and VRBO: The impact of short term tourist rentals on residential property pricing. Current Issues in Tourism, 2020. Doi:

J.W. Burnett and C. Mothorpe. An economic assessment of the Southern Atlantic Coastal Region’s Stormwater Management Practices. Water Economics and Policy, 4(4): 38, 2018. 

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.

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