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After receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University in 1981, Dr. Marlin taught at Winthrop University and then Old Dominion University prior to accepting an appointment to the economics faculty at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA in 1987. He currently holds the rank of Full Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance. He has prepared estimates of economic loss for use in several hundred personal injury and wrongful death cases and is a member of the American Economic Association, the National Association of Forensic Economists, and he served as the president of the American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts in 2010 and 2011. He served as the editor of the Journal of Legal Economics from 2011 through 2014.

Dr. Marlin has published articles in the following academic/professional journals: Journal of Legal Economics, The Lawyers Journal, Journal of Legal Education, Municipal Finance Journal, International Executive, Public Administration Review, Midwestern Business and Economic Review, The Financial Review, The Review of Regional Studies, Economic Development Quarterly, Policy Studies Journal, Urban Affairs Quarterly, Transportation Research Record, Virginia Social Science Journal, Growth and Change, Tidewater Virginian, Tidewater Economic Report, Hampton Roads Portfolio. He has also authored chapters in Forensic Science and the Law and Forensic Science

Dr. Marlin is the co-author of the 6th edition of the economics textbook - The Study of Economics, and was the sole author of the associated instructional web site. He has presented papers to the following associations: American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts, National Association of Forensic Economists, The American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, The Wecht Institute, Southern Economic Association, Southern Finance Association, Great Lakes Economic Development Association, Eastern Economic Association, Eastern Finance Association, Urban Affairs Association, Southern Regional science Association, Western Economic Association, Southwest Economic Association, Decision Science Institute.



Abridged Curriculum Vita

  • Office

  • Department of Economics
  • Duquesne University
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282
  • Phone: (412) 396-6250
  • Fax: (412) 396-4764
  • Residence

  • 200 Edelweiss Drive
  • Wexford, Pennsylvania 15090
  • E-mail: Marlin@duq.edu


Florida State University, Ph.D., 1981 (Economics)

Florida State University, BA, 1972 (Statistics)


2006-14 Professor and Chair, Department of Economics and Quantitative Sciences
1999- Proprietor, Marlin Economics
1996- Professor of Economics, Duquesne University
1990-96 Associate Professor of Economics, Duquesne University
1987-90 Assistant Professor of Economics, Duquesne University
1991-98 Director, Duquesne University School of Business European Study Abroad Program
1990-96 Associate Director, Institute on the American Economy and Center for Economic Education, Duquesne University
1982-87 Assistant Professor of Economics, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia
1980-82 Assistant Professor of Economics, Winthrop College, Rock Hill, South Carolina
1979-80 Tax Analyst, Office of the Governor and (Florida) Senate Ways and Means Committee, Tallahassee, Florida



Journal of Legal Economics (2011 -2013)


American Academy of Financial and Economic Experts (2010-2011)

Continuing Legal Education:

Duquesne University School of Law

Peer Review Referee:

Journal of Legal Economics, Journal of Forensic Economics, Public Administration Review, Policy Studies Journal, Economic Development Quarterly, The Financial Review, The Review of Regional Studies.

Editorial Board:

Journal of Legal Economics


American Economic Association, National Association of Forensic Economists, American Academy of Financial and Economic Experts


Mings, Turley, and Matthew Marlin. The Study of Economics: Principles, Concepts and Applications , 6th Edition (Guilford, CN. Dushkin/MCGraw -Hill 2000).


  • Journal of Legal Economics
  • Journal of Legal Education
  • Municipal Finance Journal
  • International Executive
  • Public Administration Review
  • Midwestern Business and Economic Review
  • The Financial Review
  • Policy Studies Journal
  • The Review of Regional Studies
  • Economic Development Quarterly
  • Urban Affairs Quarterly
  • Growth and Change
  • Forensic Science and the Law: Investigative Evidence in Criminal, Civil and Family Law (Book Chapter)
  • Forensic Science, 5th Ed.(Book Chapter)



(Last Five Years)

  • The Wecht Institute
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminars (Duquesne University)
  • American Academy of Economic and Financial Experts
  • National Association of Forensic Economists
  • Western Economic Association
  • American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
  • Eastern Economic Association
  • Atlantic Economic Association



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