Roger Koppl

Professor of Finance

Room: 612

Ph D, Auburn University (Economics)

Roger Koppl is Professor of Finance in the Whitman School of Management of Syracuse University and a faculty fellow in the University’s Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute. For the 2016-2017 academic year, Koppl will be the F. A. Hayek DIstinguished Visiting Professor in George Mason University's Mercatus Center. Koppl has served on the faculty of the Copenhagen Business School, Auburn University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Auburn University at Montgomery. He has held visiting positions with New York University, University of Vassa, and the Max Planck Institute of Economics. Professor Koppl is a past president of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics and a former editor of Advances in Austrian Economics.

Koppl’s research interests include the economic theory of experts, complexity theory, and the production and distribution of knowledge in society. His work on forensic science reform has been featured in Forbes magazine, Reason magazine, Slate, and The Huffington Post.

Koppl's Erdös number is 3.

Koppl’s research interests include the economic theory of experts, complexity theory, and the production and distribution of knowledge in society.

Selected Publications

  • "Rules vs. discretion under computability constraints", Koppl, R.
  • "Economics for a creative world", Journal of Institutional Economics, 11(1 ), 1–31, 2015 Koppl, R., KAUFFMAN, S., FELIN, T., LONGO, G.
  • "Economics for a creative world: a response to comments", Journal of Institutional Economics, 11(1 ), 61-68, 2015 Koppl, R., KAUFFMAN, S., FELIN, T., LONGO, G.
  • "Against Design", Arizona State Law Journal , 47(3), 609-681, 2015 Devins, C., Koppl, R., Stuart, K., Teppo, F.
  • "Do Observer Effects Matter? A Comment on Langenburg, Bochet, and Ford", Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal, 6(1-2), 1-6, 2015 Koppl, R., David, C., Irving, K., Dan, K., Michael, R., Christopher, R., Michael, S., William, T.
  • "Still Against Design: A Response to Steven Calabresi, Sanford Levinson and Vernon Smith", Arizona State Law Journal , 48(1), 241-248, 2016 Devins, C., Koppl, R., Kauffman, S., Felin, T.
  • "Economic Opportunity and Evolution: Beyond Landscapes and Bounded Rationality", Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 8(4), 269–282, 2014 Felin, T., Kauffman, S., Koppl, R., Longo, G.
  • "The Criminal Justice System Creates Incentives for False Convictions", Criminal Justice Ethics, 32(2), 126-162, 2013 Koppl, R., Sacks, M.
  • "Using procedural justice to understand, explain, and prevent decision-making errors in forensic sciences", Organization Management Journal, 10(2), 99-109, 2013 Behson, S., Koppl, R.
  • "Speaking of experts: An introduction to the volume", Advances in Austrian Economics, 17, 1-16, 2012 Koppl, R.
  • "Experts and information choice", Advances in Austrian Economics, 17, 171-202, 2012 Koppl, R.
  • "Hayek, Keynes, and modern macroeconomics", Review of Austrian Economics, 25(3), 223-241, 2012 Koppl, R., Luther, W.
  • "Leveraging Bias in Forensic Science", Fordham Urban Law Journal, 39, 37, 2012 Koppl, R.
  • "Against representative agent methodology", Review of Austrian Economics, 24(1), 43-55, 2011 Koppl, R.
  • "An experimental study of blind proficiency tests in forensic science", Review of Austrian Economics, 24(3), 251-271, 2011 Cowan, E., Koppl, R.
  • "Commentary on: Thornton JI. Letter to the editor-a rejection of "working blind" as a cure for contextual bias. J Forensic Sci 2010;55(6):1663", Journal of Forensic Sciences, 56(2), 562-563, 2011 Thompson, W., Ford, S., Gilder, J., Inman, K., Jamieson, A., Koppl, R., Kornfield, I., Krane, D., Mnookin, J., Risinger, D., Rudin, N., Saks, M., Zabell, S.
  • "Alfred Schutz Interview on Economics and Politics", Schutzian Research, 3, 15–24, 2011 Koppl, R., Augier, M.
  • "Introduction to the Schutz Interview", Schutzian Research. A Yearbook of Lifeworldly Phenomenology and Qualitative Social Science(Volume 3), 15–24, 2011 Augier, M., Koppl, R.
  • "Monetary policy regimes in macroeconomic data: An application of fractal analysis", Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 51(2), 201-211, 2011 Mulligan, R., Koppl, R.
  • "Commentary on: Budowle B, Bottrell MC, Bunch SG, Fram R, Harrison D, Meagher S, Oien CT, Peterson PE, Seiger DP,Smith MB, Smrz MA, Soltis GL, Stacey RB. A perspective on errors, bias, and interpretation in the forensic sciences and direction for continuing advancement. J Forensic Sci 2009;54(4):798-809", Journal of Forensic Sciences, 55(1), 273-274, 2010 Krane, D., Ford, S., Gilder, J., Inman, K., Jamieson, A., Koppl, R., Kornfield, I., Michael Risinger, D., Rudin, N., Scott Taylor, M., Thompson, W.
  • "Introduction: Regrettably exciting times", Advances in Austrian Economics, 14, 1-23, 2010 Koppl, R.
  • "Confessions of a neuro-Hayekian", Advances in Austrian Economics, 13, 391-397, 2010 Koppl, R.
  • "Rational bias in forensic science", Law, Probability and Risk, 9(1), 69–90, 2010 Whitman, G., Koppl, R.
  • "A battle of forensic experts is not a race to the bottom", Review of Political Economy, 22(2), 235-262, 2010 Koppl, R., Cowan, E.
  • "Carabelli & De Vecchi on Keynes and Hayek", Review of Political Economy, 16(2), 239-247, 2004 Butos, W., Koppl, R.
  • "Retrospectives: animal spirits", Journal of Economic Perspectives, 5(3), 203–210, 1991 Koppl, R.

Awards and Honors

  • Citations: Scopus lists 29 citations for me during 2016. (2016)
  • Citations: Web of Science lists 29 works citing me in 2016 excluding the two self-citations of my co-authors. (2016)
  • Cited in: Executive Office of the President President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT Forensic Science in Criminal Courts: Ensuring Scientific Validity of Feature-Comparison Methods (2016)
  • Elinor Ostrom Prize - World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (2016)
  • Cited in: Shaer, Matthew. “The False Promise of DNA Testing,” The Atlantic (PRINT edition) (2016)
  • Cited in: Hanke,” Steve H. “Big Players (Read: Governments) Make Markets and, April 2016. (2016)
  • Cited in: Hanke, Steve, "Economic Headwinds: Big Players, Regime Uncertainty and the Misery Index" - GlobeAsia and (2016)
  • Citations: Scopus lists 36 citations for me during 2015 (2015)
  • Citations: Web of Science lists 40 works citing me in 2015, excluding my self citations. (2015)
  • Special recognition of my proposal "Cross-lab Redundancy in Forensic Science," submitted to Pioneer's 2015 Better Government Competition. - Pioneer Institute (2015)
  • Templeton Freedom Award - National Center for Policy Analysis (2012)
  • President - Society for the Development of Austrian Economics (2005)
  • H. B. Earhart Fellow (1986)
  • C. Lambe Fellow - Institute for Humane Studies (1985)
  • F. L. Hill Fellow - Institute for Humane Studies (1985)
  • Austrian Economics Fellow - New York University (1980)