Wayne A. Geerling

Senior Lecturer in Economics

Degrees

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Melbourne, 2001

Areas of Expertise

  •  Economic Education
  •  Economic History

Courses

Econ 200 Principles of Economics
Econ 340 International Economics and Policy

Current Research

Wayne Geerling’s research focus is on resistance in authoritarian regimes. He is currently writing a book: “Quantifying Resistance: Political Crime and the People’s Court in Nazi Germany” (Springer Science and Business Media: Singapore). This monograph provides for the first time a comprehensive overview of the most serious political crimes and resistance in Nazi Germany from a systematic, quantitative economic and social science perspective. The database itself and its findings will be of interest to a wide range of researchers, especially those in economic, political, social and legal history; economics; political science; and sociology. The monograph will enhance - and in places challenge - our understanding of the workings of, and resistance to, the Nazi State and authoritarian regimes more generally

Publications

  • “Hitler's Judges: Ideological Commitment and the Death Penalty in Nazi Germany” (with Gary B. Magee, Vinod Mishra and Russell Smyth), Economic Journal, [forthcoming].
  • “Sentencing, Judicial Discretion and Political Prisoners in Pre-War Nazi Germany” (with Gary B. Magee and Russell Smyth), Journal of Interdisciplinary History, volume XLVI: 4 (2016), pp. 1-26.
  • “Cooperation, Defection and Resistance in Nazi Germany” (with Robert Brooks and Gary B. Magee), Explorations in Economic History, volume 58 (2015), pp. 125-139.
  • “Teaching the Law of Supply Using Karaoke” (with G. Dirk Mateer), Journal of Economics and Finance Education, volume 14, Summer, number 1 (2015), pp. 69-78.
  • “Faces of Opposition: Juvenile Resistance, High Treason and the People’s Court in Nazi Germany” (with Robert Brooks and Gary B. Magee). In Crime, Edited by R. Ueda, MIT Press Journals Batches: Cambridge, MA, 2014.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Macroeconomics (with Lee Coppock, Kim Holder and James Tierney), W.W. Norton & Company: New York, 2014.
  • The Ultimate Guide to Teaching Microeconomics (with G. Dirk Mateer), W.W. Norton & Company: New York, 2014.
  • “A Spoonful of Sugar Helps the Medicine Go Down: Why Good Content is Never Enough” (with G. Dirk Mateer). In New Developments in Economic Education, Edited by Franklin G. Mixon Jr and Richard J. Cebula, Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, pp. 1-20, 2014.
  • “Faces of Opposition: Juvenile Resistance, High Treason and the People’s Court in Nazi Germany” (with Robert Brooks and Gary B. Magee), Journal of Interdisciplinary History, volume XLIV: 2 (2013), pp. 209-234.
  • “An Exploration of Robert Frank’s ‘The Economic Naturalist’ in the Classroom”, International Review of Economics Education, volume 12 (2013), pp. 48-59.
  • “Piecework and the Sovietization of the East German Workplace” (with Gary B. Magee), Central European History, volume 45, issue 4 (2012), pp. 717-743.
  • “Bringing the ‘Dismal Science’ to Life: Teaching Economics through Multimedia”, International Review of Economics Education, volume 11, issue 2 (2012), pp. 81-90.
  • “A Hedonic Model of Player Wage Determination from the Indian Premier League Auction: Further Evidence” (with Liam Lenten and Laszlo Kónya), Sport Management Review, volume 15, number 1 (2012), pp. 60-71.

Teaching Awards

  • Best Principles or 300-level Course Award, Department of Economics, Pennsylvania State University, 2014.
  • Outstanding Service to First Year Students, Residence Life for Student Leadership, Pennsylvania State University, 2014.
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, ALTC, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Australia, 2011.
  • La Trobe University Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, 2011.
  • Dean’s Teaching Award for Undergraduate Teaching, Faculty of Law and Management, La Trobe University, 2010.