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Dr. Ryan Sullivan, Associate Professor, received a Ph.D. in Economics from Syracuse University in 2010. Dr. Sullivan joined the faculty at the Naval Postgraduate School in that same year and has taught a variety of topics related to cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis, marginal reasoning, budgeting, finance, and labor economics. His research interests include program cost-benefit analyses, value of statistical life evaluations, and taxation.

He has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including American Economic Journal: Economic PolicyEconomic InquiryJournal of Risk and UncertaintyNational Tax JournalPublic Budgeting and FinancePublic Finance Review, and Risk Analysis, among others. His work has been discussed in such prominent outlets as the EconomistForbesTime MagazineUSA TodayU.S. News and World Report, and the Wall Street Journal.