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Dr. Matthew McMahon

Associate Professor

College of Business and Public Management - Economics & Finance


Dr. Matthew McMahon is an Associate Professor of Economics at West Chester University. He was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.

His research spans Behavioral Economics, Environmental Economics, and Public Economics/Finance. In this research, he uses tools ranging from applied theory and experimental techniques to simulations and applied microeconometrics. He especially enjoys creating novel experimental designs to apply to areas in which experiments are rare, which has also led him to venture into areas outside his traditional wheelhouse, such as behavioral and corporate finance.

He has also participated in interdisciplinary collaborative work with researchers in areas ranging from Supply Chain Management to Meteorology. His teaching interests expand beyond his research interests. He has taught every level of undergraduate courses, including Principles of Microeconomics/Macroeconomics (both separately and combined), Intermediate Microeconomics, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, and Environmental Economics & Natural Resource Policy. He has also taught week-long guest lectures for various other courses, including both a 400-level Seminar in Finance course (teaching about Behavioral Finance) and a 600-level Experimental Economics course for Ph.D. students. Across these courses, he has significant experience teaching both traditional face-to-face classes and fully online classes.


  • B.S. in Mathematics and B.A. in Economics from Appalachian State University (2010)
  • M.A. in Economics from the University of Tennessee (2011)
  • Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Tennessee (2015)