Faculty and Staff

Martin Gritsch

Professor • Department of Econ, Fin & Global Business

Dr. Martin Gritsch is a professor of economics in the Cotsakos College of Business at William Paterson University. His research on the economics of major-league sports, executive compensation, and the economics of education has been published in various peer-reviewed academic journals. Before returning to a full-time faculty role, he has served the College in a variety of ways over the past decade-and-a half: as Interim Associate Dean (two terms), Director of AACSB Continuous Improvement, Assessment Coordinator, and Assistant to the Dean. Dr. Gritsch holds the degrees of Ph. D. in economics from Texas A&M University and Diplom-Volkswirt from the University of Siegen, Germany. Previously, he earned the title of Bankkaufmann while working at Deutsche Bank for two years. He has also consulted for the NJ Department of Labor, John Wiley and Sons, and Pearson, among others.

Languages (other than English)

German  French 


PhD Economics, Texas A&M University College Station, TX


Labor economics, sports economics, executive compensation

Representative Publications

Taxing Options: The Impact of the Favorable Tax Treatment of Stock Options on CEO Compensation , Eastern Economic Journal Volume 33, 2007

Public Vs. Private Schools: The Impact of Wage Rates , Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research 2006

Should Baseball Managers Consider a Pitcher's Size Evidence From Recent Major League Baseball Data Regarding Size and Performance , Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business Research 2016

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