Jacek A. Rothert

Associate Professor

Department of Economics, U.S. Naval Academy


Ph.D., Economics, U of Minnesota
MA, Economics, U of Warsaw
MA, Economics, U of Sussex

Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Exec. Leadership
Kiel Institute for the World Economy, Adv. Studies Program

Research Areas

Macroeconomics, International Economics

Google Scholar GitHub 

PUBLICATIONS (including accepted and forthcoming)

Local containment policies and country-wide spread of Covid-19 in the United States: An Epidemiologic Analysis - Regional Studies (2023) [link]
(w/ Ryan Brady and Michael Insler)

Non-traded Goods, Factor Markets Frictions, and International Capital Flows - Review of Economic Dynamics (2023) [link]
(w/ Jacob Short)

Optimal federal redistribution during the uncoordinated response to a pandemic - Journal of Public Economic Theory (2021) [link]

Strategic inefficiencies and federal redistribution during uncoordinated response to pandemic waves - European Journal of Political Economy (2021) [link]

Optimal teleworking agreements vs. yearning for normality when vaccine is on the horizon - Economics Bulletin (2021) [link]

International Business Cycles in Emerging MarketsInternational Economic Review (2020) [link]

Socio-economic factors and happiness: evidence from self-reported mental health data - Empirical Economics (2020) [link]
(w/ Douglas VanDerwerken and Ethan White)

Redistributive Fiscal Policies and Business Cycles in Emerging Economies  -  Journal of International Economics (2018) [link],
(with Amanda Michaud)

Does the threat of suspension curb dangerous behavior in soccer? A case study from the Premier League - Journal of Sports Economics (2018) [link]
(with Douglas VanDerwerken, and Brice Nguelifack), summary on [VOXEU

On the Savings Wedge in International Capital Flows - Economics Letters (2016) [link]

Monitoring, Moral Hazard, and Turnover - Economic Theory (2015) [link]

Optimal Borrowing Constraints and Growth in a Small Open Economy - Journal of International Economics (2014) [link]
(with Amanda Michaud)


Winners and Losers from Reducing Global Imbalances (w/ Ayse Dur and Andy Glover), submitted, under review

The Fragmented United States of America: The impact of scattered lock-down policies on country-wide infections
Covid Economics (2020) [link], (w/ Ryan Brady and Michael Insler), summary on [VOXEU], [SSRN]

Covid-19 lockdowns under imperfect redistribution: stylized facts and theory, (w/ Joshua Lawrence), under review [SSRN]

RER risk and FDI flows: Evidence and Theory from the European Union (w/ Alex McQuoid and Katherine Smith) [new version coming soon!]

Inequality, Fiscal Policy and Business Cycle Anomalies in Emerging Markets - Bank of Poland Working Paper 253 (2016)
(w/ Amanda Michaud)

Business Cycle Accounting in a Small Open Economy (w/ Mohammad Rahmati) 


Inter-temporal trade-offs of teleworking agreements during a pandemic: workforce capital vs. cumulative output

Beyond risk sharing: FDI and the tangible gains from international financial integration (w/ Alex McQuoid and Katherine Smith)

Foreign Direct Investment over the International Business Cycle (w/ Alex McQuoid and Katherine Smith)

Does FDI crowd out domestic investment? Lessons from the European (Monetary) Union (w/ Alex McQuoid and Katherine Smith)

Fiscal Cyclicality in Emerging Markets: Did Covid-19 speed up the graduation? (w/ Ergys Islamaj)

The Fear of First Strike: Quantitative Theory of Delayed Punishments (w/ Diego Gebhardt and Scott Kaplan)

Mailing Address 

Department of Economics

U. S. Naval Academy

589 McNair Road

Annapolis, MD  21402-5030