Robert J. Gitter, Ph.D.
Joseph A. Meek Professor of Economics
Dr. Gitter teaches courses in labor economics, his main field of interest, as well as public finance (the role of the government in the economy), principles and econometrics. He joined our faculty in 1976. Most of his research of late has focused on Mexican migration. He published an article on the impact of working in the United States on Mexican migrants who return to their homeland. One of his current research projects is looking at the impact of climate on Mexican migration. He is also working on a grant from the State of Ohio to examine the effects of the recent recession on the use of mental health services and has hired several Ohio Wesleyan students to help out in these projects. In the spring of 2013 he taught a course on the Mexican Migration experience and took 10 students to Mexico.
Areas of Interest / Expertise
Prof. Gitter enjoys applying economics to a wide variety of issues and values his time with students.