Patrick S. McCarthy


Contact Information

Office: Room 216, Old CE Building
Phone: 404.894.4914

Dr. Patrick McCarthy joined Georgia Tech in 2000 as Professor and Chair (2000-2011) in the School of Economics, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Professor McCarthy is also Director of the Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies. He is an Associate Editor of Transportation Research E. He is the author of Transportation Economics Theory and Practice: A Case Study Approach (Blackwell Publishers 2001), has published in academic journals, edited volumes, and conference proceedings.  The Sloan Foundation Industry Centers Program, Federal Aviation Authority, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Georgia Department of Transportation have supported his research. Professor McCarthy previously taught at Purdue University and he has held visiting appointments at Hunan University (Changsha), Duisburg-Essen University (Germany), the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (Greece), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), the University of Southern California and is currently Special Term Professor at Central University of Finance and Economics (Beijing). He teaches courses in transportation economics, research methods, and discrete choice econometrics.

Selected Publications

  • "Regional Demands for Pulp and Paper Products"
    (with L. Lei)
    Journal of Forest Economics, forthcoming
  • "Production and Cost in the U.S. Paper and Paperboard Industry"
    (with A. Urmanbetova)
    Applied Economics, forthcoming
  • "Economic Transition and Product Demand Pattern in China: Evidence from China's Paper and Paperboard Industry"
    (with H. Li, J. Luo)
    China Ecnomic Review 17, 2006, 321-36.
  • "Road Safety, Alcohol, and Public Policy"
    (with R. Tay, co-editor)
    Special Issue Editorial, Transportation Research, E 41, 373-76, 2005
  • "How Alcohol-Related Crashes of Different Severity Interrelate and Respond to Local Spatial Characteristics: An Evaluation of a Common Site Sales Ban on Alcohol and Gasoline"

    (with M. Farmer and C. Lipscomb)
    Annals of Regional Science 39, 2005, 109-25.

  • "Alcohol, Public Policy, and Highway Crashes: A Time Series Analysis of Older Driver Behavior"

    Journal of Transport Economics and Policy 39, 2005, 109-25.

Selected Working Papers

  • "Airport Runway Capacity and Economic Development:"

    (with D. Tittle, Y. Xiao)

Life at the Ivan Allen College School of Economics