Dr. Mertens' research interests are in the fields of public choice economics, international trade and the education of economics. He has examined the political effects of international political economic sanctions policies, particularly as applied to dictatorships. He has also conducted a public choice analysis of the motivations behind uses of different immigration policies, and more recently he is focused on research into the pedagogy of economics.
public choice economics, institutional political economy, international trade, economic education
Principles of Microeconomics (Spring 2019)
Political and Public Choice Economics (Spring 2019)