Robert Batemarco


Economics & Finance

Robert Batemarco, Ph.D. is now an adjunct professor at Manhattan College after teaching full-time here from 1978-1988, during which time he earned tenure. His industry experience includes more than 25 years as a marketing research executive for companies including Eric Marder Associates, J.Crew, Ziment and Kantar Health.

Batemarco has also served as an adjunct professor at Marymount College and Pace University, as well as teaching summer programs at Stanford University and Auburn University.

His research focuses on Austrian economics. He is an accomplished linguist who is fluent in Spanish, and has reading knowledge of Italian, French and Portuguese.


  • B.A. in Economics, Princeton University 
  • M.A. in Economics, Georgetown University 
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Georgetown University 

Courses Taught

  • ECON 203 - Introduction to Microeconomics
  • ECON 204 - Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Research
    • Austrian Economics
    • Business Cycles

  • Publications and Scholarly Activities
    • “The Irony of the Minimum Wage Law: Limiting Choices Versus Expanding Choices,” with Charles Seltzer and Walter E. Block, Journal of Peace, Prosperity & Freedom 3, (2014): 69-83.
    • “Austrians, Fractional Reserves and the Money Multiplier,” Mises Daily, September 2, 2014. Re-printed on, September 3, 2014.
    • “Galbraith Was Right About Advertising,” Mises Daily, February 25, 2014.
    • “How the World Was Made Safe for Crony Capitalism,” Mises Daily, November 5, 2013.
    • Review of David A. Stockman, The Great Deformation, FEE in Brief October 3, 2013.
    • Chairman of panel on Currency and Monetary Reform, Austrian Economics Research Conference, Mises Institute, March 2014.
    • Panelist discussing “Stockman’s Great Deformation,” Austrian Economics Research Conference, Mises Institute, March 2014.
  • Honors, Awards, and Grants
    • Manhattan College Merit Bonus Award
    • Capalbo Fund Research Grant at Manhattan College
    • 2005 Lisa Amberger Award for Enduring Dedication and All Around Excellence at Ziment