CURRICULUM VITAE

ROGER KOPPL

December 2009

 

Business Address                           

Institute for Forensic Science Administration

M-MS2-02          

Fairleigh Dickinson University

Madison, New Jersey 07940                                 

(973) 443-8846                                       

koppl@fdu.edu

 

Web Addresses

personal: http://inside.fdu.edu/pt/koppl.html

institute: http://www.fdu.edu/ifsa

blog: http://thinkmarkets.wordpress.com

 

EDUCATION

 

Ph.D. (Economics), Auburn University 1988

M.A. (Economics), New York University, 1983

B.A.  (Economics and Mathematics), Cleveland State University, 1980

 

EXPERIENCE

 

1998 – present            Professor of Economics and Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University

1994 – present            Faculty Associate, Program on the Foundations of the Market Economy, New York University

2006- present              Director (and founder) Institute for Forensic Science Administration

2005                     Visiting Scholar, Max Planck Institute, Jena

2003 – 2004         Visiting Scholar, George Mason University

2000                     Visiting Professor, Copenhagen Business School

1994 – 1998         Associate Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University

1988 - 1994         Assistant Professor, Fairleigh Dickinson University,

1988                     Instructor, Auburn University,

1983 - 1985         Instructor, Auburn University at Montgomery

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

 

Forensic science errors, epistemics & economics, expectations, Austrian economics

 

GRANTS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

 

External grants

National Science Foundation (2006-2010) (PI, Roger Koppl; Co-PIs Robert Kurzban & Lawrence Kobilinsky). “Democratic Epistemics in Lab-Based Processes” ($130,717)

 

Earhart Foundation (2008) “Experiments in Support of Market Competition in Forensic Science,” ($20,000)

 

Earhart Foundation (1996) “Research on Big Players,” ($9,500)

 

Honors and awards

President, Society for the Development of Austrian Economics 2005

H. B. Earhart Fellow, 1986-88

C. Lambe Fellow, Institute for Humane Studies, 1985-88

F. L. Hill Fellow, Institute for Humane Studies, 1985

Austrian Economics Fellow, New York University, 1980-83

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

Editorial Activities

Series editor, Advances in Austrian Economics, JAI Press/Emerald.

Book-review editor, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization.

Co-editor with Alain Marciano, special issue of Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, “Charles Darwin’s Theory of Social Evolution,” 2009, 71(1).

Co-editor with Peter Boettke, special issue of Review of Austrian Economics, “Alfred Schutz and the Economists,” 2001, 14 (2/3).

 

Books

authored

Big Players and the Economic Theory of Expectations, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002 (winner of the annual best-book prize, Society for the Development of Austrian Economics).

edited and co-edited

Explorations in Austrian Economics, volume 11 of Advances in Austrian Economics, Bingley, UK: JAI Press, an imprint of Emerald Group Publishing, 2008.

Cognition and Economics, with Carine Krecké and Elisabeth Krecké, volume 9 of Advances in Austrian Economics, Amsterdam: JAI, an imprint of Elsevier Science, 2006.

Money and Markets: Essays in Honor of Leland Yeager, New York: Routledge, 2006.

Evolutionary Psychology and Economic Theory, volume 7 of Advances in Austrian Economics, Amsterdam: JAI, an imprint of Elsevier Science, 2004.

Austrian Economics and Entrepreneurial Studies, volume 6 of Advances in Austrian Economics, Amsterdam: JAI, an imprint of Elsevier Science, 2003.

Subjectivism and Economic Analysis: Essays in Memory of Ludwig Lachmann, with Gary Mongiovi, London and New York: Routledge, 1998.

 

Journal Articles

“The Social Construction of Expertise,” Society, forthcoming.

 

“Rational Bias in Forensic Science,” with D. Glen Whitman, Law, Probability and Risk, 2010, forthcoming.

 

“The Preaching Must Never Stop: Remembering Larry Moss,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2010, 69(1).

 

“Organization economics explains many forensic science errors,” Journal of Institutional Economics, 2010, 6(1): 71-81.

 

“A battle of forensic experts is not a race to the bottom,” with E. J. Cowan Review of Political Economy, 2010, forthcoming.

 

“Darwin, Darwinism and social Darwinism: What do we learn from Darwin's theory of social evolution?” Introduction to special issue of Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, “Charles Darwin’s Theory of Social Evolution,” 2009, 71(1): 1-3.

 

“Computable Entrepreneurship,” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 2008, 32(5): 919-926.

 

“Epistemics for Forensics,” with Robert Kurzban and Lawrence Kobilinsky, Epistmeme: Journal of Social Epistemology, 2008, 5(2): 141-159.

 

“Diversity and Forensics: Diversity in Hiring is Not Enough,” Medicine, Science and the Law, 2007, 47(2): 117-124.

 

“Austrian Economics at the Cutting Edge,” Review of Austrian Economics, 2006, 19(4):231-241.

 

“Epistemic Systems,” Episteme: Journal of Social Epistemology, 2005, 2(2): 91-106.

 

“How to Improve Forensic Science,” European Journal of Law and Economics, 2005, 20(3): 255-286.

 

“Rational-Choice Hermeneutics,” with Douglas Glen Whitman, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 2004, 55(3): 295-317.

 

“Random Walk Hypothesis Testing and the Compass Rose,” with Sorin Tuluca, Finance Letters, 2004, 2 (1): 14-17.

 

“Carabelli and De Vecchi on Keynes and Hayek,” with Willam Butos, Review of Political Economy, 2004, 16(2): 239-247.

 

“Big Players in Slovenia,” with Dusan Mramor, Review of Austrian Economics, 2003, 16(2/3): 253-269.

 

“All That I Have to Say Has Already Crossed Your Mind,” with Barkley Rosser, Metroeconomica, 2002, 53(4): 339-360.

 

“Custom and Rules,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2002, 61(2): 531-537.

 

“What is Alertness?” Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, 2002, 12(1): 3-13.

 

“Organization and Language Games,” with Richard Langlois, Journal of Management and Governance, 2001, 5(3-4): 287-305.

 

“Big Players en la ‘Nueva Economía,’” with Ivo Sarjanovic, Libertas, 2001, 35(1).

 

“The Angular Distribution of Asset Returns in Delay Space,” with Carlo Nardone, Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society, 2001, 6: 101-120.

 

“Introduction” to Special Issue on Alfred Schütz Centennial, with Peter Boettke, Review of Austrian Economics, 2001, 14 (2/3): 111-117.

 

“Schutz and Shackle: Two Views of Choice,” Review of Austrian Economics, 2001, 14 (2/3): 181-191.

 

 “Confidence in Keynes and Hayek: reply to Burczak,” with William Butos,  Review of Political Economy, 2001, 13(1): 81-86.

 

“Machlup and Behavioralism,” Industrial and Corporate Change, 2000 9(4): 595-622.

 

“Koppl on the New York University Seminar,” pp. 390-394 of “Professor Ludwig M. Lachmann (1906-1990): Scholar, Teacher, and Austrian School Critic of Late Classical Formalism,”  a roundtable discussion appearing in American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2000, 59(3): 367-417.

 

“The Unintended Consequences of Entrepreneurship,” with Maria Minniti, Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, 1999, 9(4):567-586. Reprinted in Alta Gerencia Septiembre/Octubre 2002, pp: 24-40.  As noted below, an updated version will appear as “Entrepreneurship and the Invisible Hand,” in Entrepreneur and Enterprise, lights and shadows from the Italian experience, McGrawHill. 2010.)

 

“Big Players and the Russian Ruble: Explaining Volatility Dynamics,” with John Broussard, Managerial Finance, 1999, 25(1): 49-63.

 

“Hayek and Kirzner at the Keynesian Beauty Contest,” with William Butos, Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, 1999, 9(2/3): 257-275.

 

“The Varieties of Subjectivism: Keynes and Hayek on Expectations,” with William Butos, History of Political Economy, 1997, 29(2): 327-359.

 

“Mises and Schutz on Ideal Types,” Cultural Dynamics, 1997, 9(1): 63-76.

 

“Complex Bubble Persistence in Closed-End Country Funds,” with Ehsan Ahmed, J.Barkley Rosser, and Mark V. White, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1997, 32(1): 19-37.

 

“It is High Time we take our Ignorance more Seriously,” International Review of Financial Analysis, 1996, 5(3): 259-72.

 

“Big Players and Herding in Asset Markets: The Case of the Russian Ruble,” with Leland Yeager, Explorations in Economic History, 1996, 33(3): 367-383.

 

“The Walras Paradox,” Eastern Economic Journal, Winter 1995, 21(1): 43-55. Reprinted in Walker, Donald (ed.) The Legacy of Léon Walras (2 volumes), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2001.

 

“Hayekian Expectations: Theory and Empirical Applications,” with William Butos, Constitutional Political Economy, Fall 1993, 4(3): 303-29.

 

“Price Theory as Physics: The Cartesian Influence on Walras,” Methodus, December 1992, 4(2). Reprinted in Walker, Donald (ed.) The Legacy of Léon Walras (2 volumes), Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2001.

 

“Invisible-Hand Explanations and Neoclassical Economics: Toward a Post Marginalist Economics,” Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, June 1992, 148(2): 292-313.  Reprinted in Gloria-Palermo, Sandye (ed.) Modern Austrian Economics (3 volumes), London: Pickering & Chatto, 2002.

 

“Animal Spirits” Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 1991, 5(3): 2 203-10.

 

“Fritz Machlup and Marginalism: A Reevaluation,” with Richard N. Langlois, Methodus, December 1991, 3(2): 86-102.

 

Book Chapters

“Confessions of a Neuro-Hayekian,” in Butos, William N. editd, The Social Science of Hayek’s The Sensory Order, volume 12 of Advances in Austrian Economics, 2010, forthcoming.

 

“Entrepreneurship and the Invisible Hand,” with Maria Minniti, in Entrepreneur and Enterprise, lights and shadows from the Italian experience. Dossena, Giovanna (ed.), Milano, McGrawHill. 2010, forthcoming.  (This is an updated version of “The Unintended Consequences of Entrepreneurship,” listed above, which was published in Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines in 1999.)

 

“Romancing Forensics: Legal Failure in Forensic Science Administration,” in Lopez, Edward, edited, Government Failure in the Legal System: A Public Choice Review of the Law, Palgrave, 2010, forthcoming.

 

“Complexity and Austrian Economics,” in J. Barkley Rosser, Jr, ed. Handbook on Complexity Research. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2009.

 

“Alfred Schutz and Fritz Machlup,” with Mie Augier.  In in Nasu, Hisashi, Lester Embree, George Psathas, Ilja Srubar (eds.) Alfred Schutz and his Intellectual Partners. Konstanz: UVK Verlagsgesellschaf, 2009.

 

 

“Introduction,” to Koppl, Roger edited, Explorations in Austrian Economics, volume 11 of Advances in Austrian Economics, Bingley, UK: JAI Press, an imprint of Emerald Group Publishing, 2008.

 

“Scientific Hermeneutics: A Tale of Two Hayeks,” in Koppl, Roger edited, Explorations in Austrian Economics, volume 11 of Advances in Austrian Economics, Bingley, UK: JAI Press, an imprint of Emerald Group Publishing, 2008.

 

“Entrepreneurship and Human Action,” With M. Minniti. In Non-Market Entrepreneurship, G. Shockley, P. Frank, and R. Stough, eds. Edgar Elgar, 2008.

 

“Entrepreneurial Behavior as a Human Universal,” in Minniti, Maria, edited, Entrepreneurship: The Engine of Growth, volume 1, People, Westport, CT and London: Praeger, 2006.

 

“Does The Sensory Order Have a Useful Economic Future?” with William Butos, in Koppl, Krecké, and Krecké (eds.) Cognition and Economics, volume 9 of Advances in Austrian Economics, Amsterdam: JAI, an imprint of Elsevier Science, 2006.

 

“A Zeal for Truth,” in Koppl, Roger, edited, Money and the Market Process: Essays in Honor of Leland Yeager, New York: Routledge, 2006.

 

“Big Players and Money Demand,” with Catherine Gilanshah, in Backhaus, Jürgen edited, Modern Applications of Austrian Thought, 2005.

“Economics Evolving: An Introduction to the Volume,” in Evolutionary Psychology and Economic Theory, volume 7 of Advances in Austrian Economics, 2004.

“Gains From Trade Between Austrian Economics and Entrepreneurial Studies: An Introduction to the Volume,” in Austrian Economics and Entrepreneurial Studies, volume 6 of Advances in Austrian Economics, 2003.

“Big Players in the ‘New Economy,’” with Ivo Sarjanovic, in Birner, Jack, ed. Austrian Perspectives on the New Economy, Routledge, 2003.

 

“Market Processes and Entrepreneurial Studies,” with Maria Minniti, in Acs, Z.J. and D.B. Audretsch, ed. Handbook of Entrepreneurial Research, Kluwer, 2003.

 

“Science as a Spontaneous Order: An Essay in the Economics of Science,” with William Butos, in Jensen, H. S., Vendeloe, M., and Richter,L., ed. The Evolution of Scientific Knowledge, Edward Elgar, 2003.

 

“Teaching Complexity: An Austrian Approach,” in Colander, David, ed. The Complexity Vision and the Teaching of Economics, Edward Elgar, 2000.

 

“The Policy Implications of Complexity: An Austrian Perspective,” in Colander, David, ed. The Complexity Vision and the Teaching of Economics, Edward Elgar, 2000.

 

“Apriorism and Dualism,” Advances in Austrian Economics, volume 5, 1998, 5: 159-179.

 

“Introduction,” to Koppl and Mongiovi eds. Subjectivism and Economic Analysis: Essays in Memory of Ludwig Lachmann, London and New York: Routledge, 1998. Co-authored with Mongiovi.

 

“Lachmann on the Subjectivism of Active Minds,” in Koppl and Mongiovi edited, Subjectivism and Economic Analysis: Essays in Memory of Ludwig Lachmann, London and New York: Routledge, 1998.

 

“Man has Fallen and He Can't Get Up,” in Mary Cross edited Advertising and Culture: Theoretical Perspectives.  Westport, CT and London: Praeger, 1996.

 

“When Do Ideas Matter? A Study in the Natural Selection of Social Games,” with Richard N. Langlois, Advances in Austrian Economics, 1994, vol.1: 81-104.

 

“Lachmann on Schutz and Shackle,” Advances in Austrian Economics, 1994, vol. 1: 289-301.

 

“Some Possibly Postmodern Thoughts on Authority or How to Make the Good Society without Really Trying,” in Oxman, Wendy and Mark Weinstein, edited, Critical Thinking as an Educational Ideal, Montclair, New Jersey: Institute for Critical Thinking, 1993.

 

“What is the Public Interest?” in McGee, Robert, edited, Business Ethics and Common Sense, Westport, Connecticut: Quorum Books, 1992.

 

Other Scholarly Publications

Letter (on releasing anonymized NDIS data), with Dan Krane and 39 others, Science, December 2009, forthcoming.

 

“Authors’ Response,” with Dan Krane and nine others, The Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2009, 54(6): 1500-1501.

 

“Review of Evolutionary Forensic Science,” Evolution & Human Behavior,  2009, 30(5): 377-379.

 

 “Comments on the review of low copy number testing,” with Dan Krane and four others, International Journal of Legal Medicine, 2009, 123: 535-536.

 

“Authors’ Response,” with Dan Krane and nine others, The Journal of Forensic Sciences, 2009, 54(2): 501. 

 

“Sequential Unmasking: A means of Minimizing Observer Effects in Forensic DNA Interpretation,” with Dan Krane and nine others, The Journal of Forensic Sciences, letter to the editor, 2008, 53(4): 1006-1007.

 

“Thinking Impossible Things: A Review Essay on Computability, Complexity and Constructivity in Economic Analysis,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizaiton, 2008, 66: 837-847.

 

“Democratic Epistemics: An Experiment on How to Improve Forensic Science," Papers on Economics and Evolution, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Evolutionary Economics Group, working paper #0609, 2006.

 

“Review of Bruce Caldwell, Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of F. A. Hayek,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizaiton,  2006, 59(2): 287-291.

 

“Review of Gerd Gigerenzer and Reinhard Selten, editors, Bounded Rationality: The Adaptive Toolbox, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizaiton, 2003, 53(3): 431-434.

 

“Review of John Sutton’s Marshall’s Tendencies: What Can Economists Know?” Southern Economic Journal, 2002, 68(3):734-738.

 

“Review of Jon Elster’s Alchemies of the Mind, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizaiton,  2001, 45(3): 332-335.

 

“Review” of Rationality, Institutions and Economic Methodology ed. by Make, Gustafsson and Knudsen, Advances in Austrian Economics, 1997, 4: 241-245.

 

“Review of Lawrence A. Boland's Principles of Economics: Some Lies My Teachers Told Me,” Review of Political Economy, 1996, 8(3): 334-38.

 

“Ideal Types,” in Boettke, Peter J. edited, The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1994.

 

“Invisible-Hand Explanations,” in Boettke, Peter J. edited, The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 1994.

 

“Review of Israel Kirzner's The Meaning of Market Process,” Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 1994, 24(2): 245-48.

 

“Reply to Ozawa, Moggridge, and Visser,” Journal of Economic Perspectives, Summer 1992, 6(3): 211-12.

 

“In Memory of Ludwig M. Lachmann,” Austrian Economics Newsletter, Winter/Spring 1991: 8-9.

 

Selected Other Professional Activities

Advisory Board, Review of Political Economy

Senior Researcher, Pennsylvania Laboratory for Experimental Evolutionary Psychology, University of Pennsylvania, 2005- present.

Senior Researcher, Florham Laboratory for Experimental Social Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2008

Executive Board, Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, 2004-2007

 

 

 

OUTREACH ACTIVITIES

-“An overview of the forensic-science process from criminal act to criminal court,” a talk presented to senior litigants of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (their public defender’s office) 15 May 2009.

 

-“Misfired Criticisms,” CAC News: News of the California Association of Criminalist, second quarter 2009, pp. 8-9.  (Letter responding to criticisms in Gestring, B., “The Dawn of the Forensic Science Provocateur,” CAC News: News of the California Association of Criminalist, first quarter 2009, pp. 25-28. 

 

- “Analyze This!” Interview conducted by Norah Rudin and Keith Inman for CAC News: News of the California Association of Criminalist, first quarter 2009, pp. 7-9.  (I was interviewed for the “Proceedings of Lunch” feature.) 

 

- BrightTalk web seminar, “How to Improve Forensic Science,” 4 December 2008.  Available at http://www.brighttalk.com/

 

- Panelist, General Session, Northeastern Association of Forensic Scientists, “Debating the Science in Forensic Science,” 3 October 2008.

 

- BrightTalk web seminar, “Bayesian Bias in Forensic Science,” 30 September 2008.  Available at http://www.brighttalk.com/webcasts/986/play

 

- Op ed proposing a defense right of forensic expertise, with Dan Krane, published in several newspapers, 12-17 August 2008, including Newark Star-Ledger, The Olympian (Olympia, Washington), Hartford Courant (Sunday edition), Herald-Leader (Lexington, Kentucky; Sunday edition), Lake Wylie Pilot (Lake Wylie, South Carolina), Daily Herald (Provo, Utah), The Modesto Bee (Modesto, California), Tricity Herald (south-central Washington), The News & Observer (Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina), Belleville News-Democrat (Belleville, Illinois), The Bellingham Herald (Bellingham, Washington), The Fresno Bee (Fresno, California) and the Anchorage Daily News.

 

- Speaker, Forensic Bioinformatics 7th Annual Confernce, “The Science of DNA Profiling: A National Expert Forum,” 15-17 August 2008.

 

-  Slate magaine, “C.S. Oy,” with Radley Balko,12 August 2008.

 

- Forbes magazine, “What’s Wrong With CSI: Forensic evidence doesn’t always tell the truth,” for “On my Mind” column, 2 June 2008. http://www.forbes.com/opinions/forbes/2008/0602/038.html

 

- Engage, a publication of the Federalist Society, “Forensic Science Needs Check and Balances,” with Radley Balko, June 2008, 9(2): 46-50.

 

-Panelist and presenter, Science in the Courtroom for the 21st Century: Issues in Forensic DNA, a seminar Presented by the DePaul Center for Science and the Law and the Office of the Cook County Public Defender, 9 May 2008.

       --Panel: “Laboratory Oversight, Practice and Economics”

       --Presentation: “Forensic Counsel”

 

- Reason Foundation Policy Study 364, “CSI for Real: How to Improve Forensic Science,” 2007.

 

- Reason magazine, “Breaking Up the Forensics Monopoly: Eight ways to fix a broken system,” November 2007.

 

- Pro bono consultant to the Public Defender Service of the District of Columbia, 2007- present.

 

- National Academy of Sciences committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community, 20 September 2007.  (http://www7.nationalacademies.org/stl/Forensics.html)

 

- KION, 20-minute radio interview, 27 June 2007

 

- Reason.com, “End the Unholy Alliance Between Crime Labs and Prosecutors: Nifong's been disbarred, but we need to fix the system,” 21 June, 2007.

 

- New York Post, Op-ed, “Defense Needs DNA, Too,” 16 April 2007.