Dr. Robi Ragan

Associate Professor of Economics


  • PhD, Economics, The University of Georgia, 2009
  • MA, Political Science, The University of Georgia, 2007
  • BBA, Economics, The University of Georgia, 1999

Dr. Ragan’s research is in the area of social choice and voting where he uses computational models to investigate the properties of different voting rules, electoral systems, and constitutional systems. He teaches Microeconomic Theory, Econometrics Public Choice, Game Theory, and Public Economics. Dr. Ragan’s research has appeared in Economic Inquiry, Public Choice, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, and Constitutional Political Economy.

Courses Taught

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Game Theory
  • Public Choice
  • Public Economics
  • Managerial Economics


  • Social Choice
  • Public Choice
  • Spatial Voting Models
  • Computational Models

Memberships/Leadership Positions

  • Public Choice Society
  • Southern Economics Association

Recent Publications

  • 2021 “Symmetric Scoring Rules and a New Characterization of the Borda Count” with Jac Heckelman, 59: 287-299, Economic Inquiry.
  • 2020 “A Congressional Theory of the Size of Government.” with Sachin Khurana, Essays on Government Growth: Political Institutions, Evolving Markets, and Technology, edited by Joshua C. Hall and Bryan Khoo. New York: Springer.
  • 2019 “Organized Opposition: The Anti-Federalist Political Network” with Michael J. Faber, in the Public Choice Analyses of American Economic History: Volume 3, edited by Joshua C. Hall and Marcus Witcher. New York: Springer.
  • 2016 “An Expected Utility Analysis of K-Majority Rules.” with Keith Dougherty 27:3 p. 332-353, Constitutional Political Economy.

Contact Dr. Robi Ragan


1501 Mercer University Drive
Macon, GA 31207
Stetson Hatcher School of Business, Room 224