Maxwell Rosenthal

Meet Assistant Professor Maxwell Rosenthal!

Professor Rosenthal completed his M.A. in Economics at the University of Colorado, Denver, and his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona. He joined the faculty at Georgia Tech in 2019 and teaches Game Theory Economics, Microeconomic Analysis, and Microeconomic Theory I.

Get to know Professor Rosenthal in this Q&A, where he shares his research areas, favorite hobbies, and more!  


Selfie with Max and his wife 1. Who or what inspired you to study/pursue economics?

I didn’t have a major in my second semester of college and ended up taking Econ 101 in my undergraduate studies. I found the economics perspective on policy problems to be really practical and intellectually exciting.


2. Why did you decide to teach at Georgia Tech, and what's the best part about working here?

It was an honor to be offered a job at a world class university. The best part about teaching at Georgia Tech is our great students. Outside of campus, my family and I really like living in Atlanta.


3. What do you research, and what is the goal of your work? What do you seek to change or improve with it?

I study the theory of incentive provision from a practical point of view. The goal of my research is to bridge the gap between theory and data in microeconomics. All of my papers are available online at:


4. What are your hobbies and favorite things to do outside of work?

I like to spend time with my wife and my dog. We have a border collie and he needs a lot of exercise and attention. We’re from Colorado, and when we have the opportunity, we love going home to ski and enjoy the mountains with our broader family.


5. What’s your #1 piece of advice for Econ students at Georgia Tech?

Georgia Tech is an incredible university with strengths in many fields. Make sure you take advantage of all of the resources that the Institute has to offer.


6. If prospective students or alumni are interested in what you do, can they contact you? What are some topics and career questions that you could speak to?

Yes, the best way to reach me is my university email, Other than discussing areas related to my research, I can speak to academic and industry careers in economics.

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Profile Type
M.S. in Economics from the University of Colorado, Denver, Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Arizona
Job Title / Employer
Assistant Professor