Professor Lawrence Nitz

Professor Lawrence Nitz


I received a Ph.D. from Michigan State in 1969, where I studied economic analysis of public policy problems and psychological characteristics of competitive behavior. Since joining the Department in 1968, I have been a visiting scholar or fellow in the economic faculties at the University of California (Berkeley, 1970–71), the Universities of Bielefeld and Frankfurt (West Germany, 1975, 1981), and the former faculty of socialist business economics at the Technical University of Leipzig (1990). I speak fluent German, have written a book on computer applications in business policy, and co–authored a PC–based statistics package.

Research Interests

My interests include American government; methodology; political economy; public policy; research methods; topics in political economy. I have conducted research on long–term care financing for the State of Hawai'i. Over the past 8 years, I have been engaged in a major research project on auto accident injuries, sponsored by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.

Courses Taught

Undergraduate courses in American government, public policy, topics in political economy, and research methods.


Curriculum Vitae (PDF)