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Monica Hartmann

Professor and Chair (Economics)

Data Analytics

  • Education
  • Ph.D., University of Virginia

    M.A., University of Virginia

    B.S., John Carroll University

  • Research Interests
  • Automotive Industry, Product Quality, Law and Economics, Sleep

Dr. Hartmann studies how business practices and government regulations affect market competition. Her research includes the study of the airline and the used automobile industries. She also investigates how sleep affects academic performance in college students. In addition to mentoring students at data competitions, she has involved her students in business consulting projects focusing on topics such as how we finance low-income housing.

At St. Thomas since 2000.

  • 2017 OSI Curricular Innovation in Sustainability Award
  • 2012-2013 Student Diversity and Inclusion Services Outstanding Commitment Award


  • Engers, Maxim, Monica Hartmann, and Steven Stern. “Annual Miles Drive Used Car Prices” Journal of Applied Econometrics, 24(1), 2009: 1-33.
  • Engers, Maxim, Monica Hartmann, and Steven Stern. “Are Lemons Really Hot Potatoes?” International Journal of Industrial Organization, 27(2), 2009: 250-263.
  • Freeborn, Beth and Monica Hartmann. "Judicial Discretion and Sentencing Behavior: Did the Feeney Amendment Reign in District Judges?" Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 7(2), 2010: 355-378.
  • Badasyan, Narine, Jacob Goeree, Monica Hartmann, Charles Holt, John Morgan, Tanya Rosenblat, Maros Servatka, and Dirk Yandell) “Vertical Integration of Successive Monopolists: A Classroom Experiment” Perspectives on Economic Education Research Journal, 5(1), 2009.
  • Hartmann, Monica and Robert Werner. “Hyperinflation: What can Zimbabwe teach us?” National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 2011.
  • Prichard, Roxanne, and Monica Hartmann. “Calculating the contribution of sleep problems to undergraduates' academic success.” Sleep Health: Journal of the Sleep Foundation, 4(5), 463 – 471, 2018.
  • Hartmann, Monica, and Roxanne Prichard. “Should universities invest in promoting healthy sleep? A question of academic and economic significance.” Sleep Health: Journal of the Sleep Foundation, 5(4), 320-325, 2019.

Chapters in Books

  • Hartmann, Monica “Access to Airport Facilities: Its Impact on Market Competition” in Advances in Airline Economics, Vol. I edited by Darin Lee, Elsevier Publishing, 2006
  • Fournier, Gary, Monica Hartmann, and Thomas Zuehlke “New Carrier Entry and Airport Substitution by Travelers: Why Do We Have to Drive to Fly?” in Advances in Airline Economics, Vol. II edited by Darin Lee, Elsevier Publishing, 2007.
  • Conway, Patrick, Ann Davis, Monica Hartmann, and Derek Stimel “Case Use in Economics Instruction”) in Teaching Innovations in Economics: Strategies and Applications for Interactive Instruction, edited by Michael Salemi and William Walstad, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011