Behavioral & Experimental Economics
Money & Banking
Principles of Macroeconomics
Matt joined the Economics Department at the University of Montana in 2012. He earned his PhD in Economics from the University of Oregon. Prior to entering the UO's PhD program, he served as an intelligence officer in the United States Air Force for eight and a half years. While serving in the USAF, Matt was stationed at Travis AFB in Northern California, the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA (where he earned a MA in National Security Affairs), and Hickam AFB in Hawaii. A few of the places to which he deployed include Uzbekistan, Qatar, U.A.E., and Diego Garcia. He grew up in Southern California and earned a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). Matt's wife is also a Gaucho and they have two daughters (ages ten and eight) and a son (four years old) who keep them very busy.
University of Oregon, Ph.D. -- Economics, 2012
University of Oregon, M.S. -- Economics, 2009
Naval Postgraduate School, M.A. -- National Security Affairs, 2004
UC Santa Barbara, B.A. -- Political Science-International Relations, 1997
"Liking the Long-Shot ... but Just as a Friend," 2019, under review
"Hetergenous Motivation and Cognitive Ability in the Lab," 2019, revise and resubmit
Experimental Economics, Behavioral Economics, and Risk & Uncertainty
ECNS 451 - Behavioral/Experimental Economics
Department of Economics
Behavioral Economics; Environmental Economics; Experimental Economics
I regularly teach the following courses: Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Behavioral and Experimental Economics, Money & Banking, and Intermediate Macroeconomics.
I have also taught Intermediate Microeconomics, Environmental Economics, and Labor Economics.
Intelligence Officer, U.S. Air Force, 1998-2007
Some of the places I "visited" while in the military include Uzbekistan, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Diego Garcia, South Korea, Thailand, and Singapore.