Ph.D., Economics, University of Colorado Boulder, 2000
M.A., Economics University of Colorado Boulder, 1996
B.A., Economics, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 1990
Regional and Thematic Interests
Business and Economics
Dr. Mertens, PhD, University of Colorado, 2000, is an instructor specializing in teaching undergraduate classes in economic theory. His research interests are in the fields of public choice economics and international trade. 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.