Dr. Russo joined the faculty in June 2006, and is now an Associate Professor in the Economics Department and the Electives Program Director. He graduated from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA with a B.S. in Accounting in 1984 and an M.S. in Economics in 1985. He completed a Ph.D. in Economics from the Stony Brook University in 1998 with concentrations in Game Theory and Industrial Organization. His doctoral dissertation explored the conditions under which an efficient voting mechanism could determine both taxation and the provision of public goods.
Between his graduate degrees, Dr. Russo served as a KC-135 navigator for the US Air Force. From 1998 to 2001, Dr. Russo provided economic analysis to the Federal Aviation Administration. His most notable projects included writing a section of the Secretary of Transportation's Airport Competition Study, calculating the costs for commercial aviation to meet the requirements of the Kyoto Protocol under a wide range of potential conditions, and representing the United States as part of the Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection process. From 2001 to 2006, Dr. Russo analyzed regulations proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. These regulations spanned most aspects of operations and equipment for the trucking and intercity busing industries.
Dr. Russo's teaching experience ranges from community colleges to public and private universities in North Dakota, Pennsylvania, New York, and Washington, DC. He has taught microeconomics, macroeconomics, corporate finance, law and economics, and game theory.
Functional Expertise: Game Theory - Public Sector Economics - Regulation - Industrial Organization - Elections - Mathematical Modeling