Gene Mumy

Gene Mumy

Gene Mumy

Professor Emeritus


367 Arps Hall
1945 N. High St.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Tax Structure and Compensation Mechanisms
  • Property Rights for Distributional Issues and Information Re
  • Normative Ethics and Economic Behavior
  • Pricing and Investment in Public Projects


  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1974
  • B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder, 1970

Gene E. Mumyreceived his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1975.  He was on the Economics Faculty of Virginia Tech for four years before joining the Economics Faculty at the Ohio State University.  His research has been published in journals including The American Economic Review, The Journal of Political Economy, Economica, Public Choice, The Journal of Urban Economics, and Economics and Philosophy. This works covers the areas:  i) investments in and pricing of public projects; ii) the effects of tax structure on wage and nonwage compensation, especially pensions; iii) the structure of property rights to reduce distributional conflicts that deter efficient resource use and information revelation.  His current work focuses on the intersection of normative ethics incentives in well-designed institutions.

He has held visiting positions at the Johns Hopkins University, St. Peter’s College Oxford, and the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Osaka University; and he has served as a visiting expert at the Finnish Government’s Institute of Economic Research.  At Ohio State he has participated in university governance as the Chair of the Ohio State Faculty Council and as Associate Dean of Arts and Sciences.  He also serves in the leadership group establishing a Center for Ethics and Human Values at Ohio State.