Roger Koppl

Professor of Finance
Roger Koppl is Professor of Finance in the Whitman School of Management of Syracuse University and Associate Director of the Whitman School's Institute for an Entrepreneurial Society. Koppl has served on the faculty of the Copenhagen Business School, Auburn University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, and Auburn University at Montgomery. He has held visiting positions with New York University, George Mason University, University of Vaasa, and the Max Planck Institute of Economics. Professor Koppl is a past president of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics and a former editor of Advances in Austrian Economics.

Koppl’s research interests include the economic theory of experts, the theory of economic growth, complexity theory, and the production and distribution of knowledge in society. His work on forensic science reform has been featured in Forbes magazine, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Reason magazine, Slate, The Huffington Post, and other outlets. His work on expert failure has been featured in The Sunday Telegraph, The Times of Israel, Arab News, Il Sole 24 Ore, Arizona Daily, The Critic, Real Clear Policy, and other outlets.

Koppl's Erdös number is 3.
PhD, Economics, Auburn University
Koppl’s research interests include the economic theory of experts, the theory of economic growth, complexity theory, and the production and distribution of knowledge in society.


  • The Penrosean spinout: A new spin on the theory of the entrepreneurial firm

    Diaz, F., Minniti, M.


  • Against Expertism

    2021 Review of Behavioral Economics,8,3-4,361-377,

  • Expert failure and pandemics: On adapting to life with pandemics

    2021 Cosmos + Taxis,9,5-6,7-17, Murphy, J., Devereaux, A., Goodman, N.

  • Scheall on the Epistemic Limits of Policy

    2021 Cosmos + Taxis,9,3-4,23-34,

  • On the emergence of ecological and economic niches

    2020 Journal of Bioeconomics,22,2,99-127, Cazzolla Gatti, R., Fath, B., Kauffman, S., Hordijk, W., Ulanowicz, R.

  • Letter to the Editor: Do Court-Assessed Fees Induce Laboratory Contingency Bias in Crime Laboratories?

    2020 Journal of Forensic Sciences,65,5,1793-1794,

  • Leland Bennett Yeager: 1924–2018

    2019 Independent Review, The,23,3,435-442,

  • Strategic Choice in Linear Sequential Unmasking

    2019 Science & justice; Formerly known as journal of the Forensic Science Society,59,2,166-171,

  • Letter to the Editor: Reply to Biedermann and Gittelson

    2019 Science & justice; Formerly known as journal of the Forensic Science Society,59,4,467-469,

  • Response Paper (in “Symposium on Roger Koppl’s Expert Failure”)

    2019 Cosmos + Taxis,7,1-2,73-84,

  • Appropriate standards for verification and validation of probabilistic genotyping systems

    2018 Journal of Forensic Sciences,63,1,339-340, Adams, N., Krane, D., Thompson, W., Zabell, S.

  • Rules vs. discretion under computability constraints

    2017 4,1,32,

  • Still Against Design: A Response to Steven Calabresi, Sanford Levinson and Vernon Smith

    2016 Arizona State Law Journal ,48,1,241-248, Devins, C., Kauffman, S., Felin, T.

  • Do Observer Effects Matter? A Comment on Langenburg, Bochet, and Ford

    2015 Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal,6,1-2,1-6, David, C., Irving, K., Dan, K., Michael, R., Christopher, R., Michael, S., William, T.

  • Economics for a creative world

    2015 Journal of Institutional Economics,11,1 ,1–31, KAUFFMAN, S., FELIN, T., LONGO, G.

  • Economics for a creative world: a response to comments

    2015 Journal of Institutional Economics,11,1 ,61-68, KAUFFMAN, S., FELIN, T., LONGO, G.

  • Against Design

    2015 Arizona State Law Journal,47,3,609-681, Devins, C., Stuart, K., Teppo, F.

  • Economic Opportunity and Evolution: Beyond Landscapes and Bounded Rationality

    2014 Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal,8,4,269–282, Felin, T., Kauffman, S., Longo, G.

  • Using procedural justice to understand, explain, and prevent decision-making errors in forensic sciences

    2013 Organization Management Journal,10,2,99-109, Behson, S.

  • The Criminal Justice System Creates Incentives for False Convictions

    2013 Criminal Justice Ethics,32,2,126-162, Sacks, M.

  • Experts and information choice

    2012 Advances in Austrian Economics,17,171-202, Koppl, R., Horwitz, S., Dobuzinskis, L.

  • Hayek, Keynes, and modern macroeconomics

    2012 25,3,223-241, Luther, W.

  • Speaking of experts: An introduction to the volume

    2012 Advances in Austrian Economics,17,1-16, Koppl, R., Horwitz, S., Dobuzinskis, L.

  • Leveraging Bias in Forensic Science

    2012 Fordham Urban Law Journal,39,37,

  • Monetary policy regimes in macroeconomic data: An application of fractal analysis

    2011 Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance,51,2,201-211, Mulligan, R.

  • Alfred Schutz Interview on Economics and Politics

    2011 Schutzian Research,3,15–24, Augier, M.

  • An experimental study of blind proficiency tests in forensic science

    2011 24,3,251-271, Cowan, E.

  • Commentary on: Thornton JI. Letter to the editor-a rejection of "working blind" as a cure for contextual bias. J Forensic Sci 2010;55(6):1663

    2011 Journal of Forensic Sciences,56,2,562-563, Thompson, W., Ford, S., Gilder, J., Inman, K., Jamieson, A., Kornfield, I., Krane, D., Mnookin, J., Risinger, D., Rudin, N., Saks, M., Zabell, S.

  • Introduction to the Schutz Interview

    2011 Schutzian Research. A Yearbook of Lifeworldly Phenomenology and Qualitative Social Science,Volume 3,15–24, Augier, M.

  • Against representative agent methodology

    2011 24,1,43-55,

  • An economic perspective on “Unanalyzed evidence in law-enforcement agencies

    2010 CRIMINOLOGY & PUBLIC POLICY,9,2,411-419, Cowan, E.

  • Organization economics explains many forensic science errors

    2010 Journal of Institutional Economics,6,1,71-81,

  • Rational bias in forensic science

    2010 Law, Probability and Risk,9,1,69–90, Whitman, G.

  • The Preaching Must Never Stop Remembering Larry Moss

    2010 69,1,58-63,

  • Confessions of a neuro-Hayekian

    2010 Advances in Austrian Economics,13,391-397,

  • Some epistemological implications of economic complexity

    2010 International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,76,3,859-872,

  • The social construction of expertise

    2010 Society,47,3,220-226,

  • A battle of forensic experts is not a race to the bottom

    2010 Review of Political Economy,22,2,235-262, Cowan, E.

  • Introduction: Regrettably exciting times

    2010 Advances in Austrian Economics,14,1-23,

  • A perspective on errors, bias, and interpretation in the forensic sciences and direction for continuing advancement

    2010 Journal of Forensic Sciences,55,1,273-274, Krane, D., Ford, S., Gilder, J., Inman, K., Jamieson, A., Kornfield, I., Michael Risinger, D., Rudin, N., Scott Taylor, M., Thompson, W.

  • Evolutionary forensic psychology: Darwinian Foundations of Crime and Law

    2009 EVOLUTION AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR,30,5,377-379,

  • Authors' response

    2009 Journal of Forensic Sciences,54,6,1500-1501, Krane, D., Ford, S., Gilder, J., Inman, K., Jamieson, A., Kornfield, I., Risinger, D., Rudin, N., Thompson, W., Taylor, M.

  • Authors' response

    2009 Journal of Forensic Sciences,54,2,501, Krane, D., Ford, S., Gilder, J., Inman, K., Jamieson, A., Kornfield, I., Michael Risinger, D., Rudin, N., Taylor, M., Thompson, W.

  • The New Interventionist Economics


  • Darwin, Darwinism and social Darwinism: What do we learn from Darwin's theory of social evolution?

    2009 International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,71,1,1-3, Marciano, A.

  • Time for DNA disclosure

    2009 Science,326,5960,1631-1632, Krane, D., Bahn, V., Balding, D., Barlow, B., Cash, H., Desportes, B., D’Eustachio, P., Devlin, K., Doom, T., Dror, I., Ford, S., Funk, C., Gilder, J., Hampikian, G., Inman, K., Jamieson, A., Kent, P., Kornfield, I., Krimsky, S., Mnookin, J., Mueller, L., Murphy, E., Paoletti, D., Petrov, D., Raymer, M., Risinger, D., Roth, A., Rudin, N., Shields, W., Siegel, J., Slatkin, M., Song, Y., Speed, T., Spiegelman, C., Sullivan, P., Swienton, A., Tarpey, T., Thompson, W., Ungvarsky, E., Zabell, S.

  • Comments on the review of low copy number testing

    2009 International Journal of Legal Medicine,123,6,535-536, Gilder, J., Kornfield, I., Krane, D., Mueller, L., Thompson, W.

  • Epistemics for forensics

    2008 Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology,5,2, Kurzban, R., Kobilinsky, L.

  • Bayesian Bias in Forensics

    2008 Whitman, G.

  • Introduction

    2008 Advances in Austrian Economics,11,1-6, Koppl, R.

  • Computable entrepreneurship

    2008 Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice,32,5,919-926,

  • Thinking impossible things: A review essay

    2008 Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization,66,3-4,837–847,

  • Sequential unmasking: A means of minimizing observer effects in forensic DNA interpretation

    2008 Journal of Forensic Sciences,53,4,1006-1007, Krane, D., Ford, S., Gilder, J., Inman, K., Jamieson, A., Kornfield, I., Michael Risinger, D., Rudin, N., Taylor, M., Thompson, W.

  • Diversity and forensics: Diversity in hiring is not enough

    2007 Medicine, Science and the Law,47,2,117-124,

  • CSI for r eal


  • Breaking Up the Forensics Monopoly: Eight ways to fix a broken system

    2007 Reason,39,6,44,

  • Diversity and forensics: Diversity in hiring is not enough

    2007 Medicine, Science and the Law,47,2,117-124,

  • 1 A zeal for truth

    2006 Money and markets: essays in honor of Leland B. Yeager,1,

  • Does The Sensory Order have a Useful Economic Future?

    2006 Advances in Austrian Economics,9,19-50, Butos, W., Krecke, E., Koppl, R.

  • Democratic Epistemics: An Experiment on Reducing errors in Forensic Science and Other Areas

    2006 Papers on Economics and Evolution,

  • Entrepreneurial behavior as a human universal

    2006 Entrepreneurship: The engine of growth,1,1–19,

  • Epistemic systems

    2006 Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology,2,02,91–106,

  • Austrian economics at the cutting edge

    2006 19,4,231-241,

  • Bruce Caldwell, Hayek’s Challenge: An Intellectual Biography of FA Hayek, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago, London (2004) 489+ xi pp., index, US $55.00, ISBN 0-226-09191-0

    2006 Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization,59,2,287–291,

  • How to improve forensic science

    2005 European Journal of Law and Economics,20,3,255-286,

  • 5 Big Players and money demand

    2005 Modern applications of Austrian thought,68,95, Gilanshah, C.


    2004 Advances in Austrian Economics,7,1-16,

  • 11 Big players in the ‘new economy’

    2004 Markets, information and communication: Austrian perspectives on the Internet economy,231, Sarjanovic, I.

  • Keynes and Hayek on expectations

    2004 Friedrich A. Hayek,3,2,107, Butos, W.

  • Rational-choice hermeneutics

    2004 International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,55,3,295-317, Whitman, D.


    2004 Friedrich A. Hayek,4,213, Butos, W.

  • Carabelli & De Vecchi on Keynes and Hayek

    2004 Review of Political Economy,16,2,239-247, Butos, W.

  • Bounded Rationality: The Adaptive Toolbox: Gerd Gigerenzer, Reinhard Selten (Eds.), The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, London, UK, 2001, 377+ xv pp., index, ISBN 0-262-57164-1, $26.00

    2004 Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization,53,3,431–434,

  • Big Players in Slovenia

    2003 16,2-3,253-269, Mramor, D.


    2003 Advances in Austrian Economics,6,1-7,

  • Science as a spontaneous order: An essay in the economics of science

    2003 The Evolution of Scientific Knowledge,189–208, Butos, W.

  • What is alertness?

    2002 Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines,12,1,2,

  • Symposium on Ekkehart Schlicht’s on custom in the economy (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998)

    2002 American Journal of Economics and Sociology,61,2,505–594, Mäki, U., Moss, L., BLAUG, M., VROMEN, J., KLAES, M., ANTONIDES, G., GROENEWEGEN, J., KRUG, B., WAGNER, R., others

  • All that I have to Say has already Crossed your Mind

    2002 Metroeconomica,53,4,339–360, Rosser, Jr, B., others

  • Custom and rules

    2002 American Journal of Economics and Sociology,61,2,531-537,

  • Random Walk Hypothesis Testing and the Compass Rose

    2002 Finance Research Letters,2,1,14–17, Tuluca, S.

  • Organizations and language games

    2001 Journal of Management and Governance,5,3-4,287-305, Langlois, R.

  • The angular distribution of asset returns in delay space

    2001 Discrete Dynamics in Nature and Society,6,2,101–120, Nardone, C.

  • Introduction

    2001 Review of Austrian Economics, The,14,2,111–117, Boettke, P.

  • Confidence in Keynes and Hayek: reply to Burczak

    2001 Review of Political Economy,13,1,81–86, Butos, W.

  • Alfred schütz and george shackle: Two views of choice

    2001 14,2-3,181-191,

  • Alchemies of the Mind: Jon Elster, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1999, 450+ xii pp., Index, ISBN 0-521-64279-5, US $59.95

    2001 Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization,45,3,332–335,

  • Remembrance and appreciation roundtable professor Ludwig m. Lachmann (1906-1990): scholar, teacher, and Austrian school critic of late classical formalism in economics

    2000 American Journal of Economics and Sociology,59,3, Boehm, S., Kirzner, I., Lavoie, D.

  • Embeddedness, Organizations, and Language Games

    2000 Paper for, Langlois, R.

  • Policy implications of complexity: An Austrian perspective

    2000 The Complexity Vision and the Teaching of Economics,97–117,

  • Teaching complexity: an austrian approach

    2000 The Complexity Vision and the Teaching of Economics,

  • Fritz Machlup and Behavioralism

    2000 Industrial and Corporate Change,9,4,595-622,

  • Expectations: Results from a Program in Subjectivist Economics’

    1999 Fairleigh Dickinson University,

  • Big players and the Russian rouble: explaining volatility dynamics

    1999 Managerial Finance,25,1,49–63, Paul Broussard, J.

  • Hayek and Kirzner at the Keynesian beauty contest

    1999 Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines,9,2-3,257–276, Butos, W.

  • Apriorism and dualism

    1999 Advances in Austrian Economics,5,159–179,

  • The unintended consequences of entrepreneurship

    1999 Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines,9,4, Minniti, M.

  • Explaining Volatility Dynamics: The Case of the Russian Ruble

    1999 Managerial Finance,25,1,49–63, Broussard, J.

  • Big players and entrepreneurial activity: Keynesian policies and the Kaleidic economy

    1999 Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines, Butos, W.

  • Lachmann on the subjectivism of active minds

    1998 Subjectivism and Economic Analysis: Essays in Memory of Ludwig Lachmann, New York and London: Routledge,

  • The Varieties of Subjectivism: Keynes and Hayek on Expectations

    1997 History of Political Economy,29,2,327-359, Butos, W.

  • Complex bubble persistence in closed-end country funds

    1997 International Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,32,1,19-37, Ahmed, E., Rosser, Jr., J., White, M.

  • Review of Uskali M‰ ki, Bo Gustafsson, and Christian Knudsen, editors, Rationality, Institutions and Economic Methodology

    1997 Emerald Group Publishing Limited,

  • Mises and Schutz on ideal types

    1997 Cultural Dynamics,9,1,63-76,

  • persistence in closed-end country funds Alexander, PJ, Product variety and market structure: A new measure and a simple test Allen, DS, A multi-sector inventory model

    1997 Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization,32,625–627, Ahmed, E., Rosser, Jr, J., White, M., others

  • The Angular Distribution of Asset Returns in Delay Space

    1997 Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, Department of Economics and Finance, working paper, February, Nardone, C.

  • It is high time take our ignorance more seriously

    1997 International Review of Financial Analysis,5,3,259–272,

  • Big players and herding in asset markets: The case of the Russian ruble

    1996 Explorations in Economic History,33,3,367-383, Yeager, L.

  • The philosophy of the Austrian school: London, Routledge, 1993

    1996 Advances in Austrian Economics,3,239–242,

  • Man has fallen and he can’t get up: An essay on postmodernism and advertising

    1996 Advertising and culture: Theoretical perspectives,75–84,

  • It is high time we take our ignorance more seriously

    1996 International Review of Financial Analysis,5,3,259-272,

  • The Walras Paradox

    1995 Eastern Economic Journal,43–55,

  • Lachmann on Schütz and Shackle

    1994 Advances in Austrian Economics,1,289–301,

  • 10 Ideal type methodology in economics

    1994 The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics,72,

  • 29 ‘Invisible hand’explanations

    1994 The Elgar Companion to Austrian Economics,192,

  • When do ideas matter? A study in the natural selection of social games

    1994 Advances in Austrian Economics,1,81–104, Langlois, R.

  • Hayekian expectations: Theory and empirical applications

    1993 Constitutional Political Economy,4,3,303-329, Butos, W.

  • Invisible-hand explanations and neoclassical economics: toward a post marginalist economics

    1992 Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE),292–313,

  • What is the public interest?

    1992 Business Ethics and Common Sense,

  • Reply [Retrospectives: Animal Spirits]

    1992 Journal of Economic Perspectives,6,3,211–12,

  • Price theory as physics: The Cartesian influence on Walras

    1992 Methodus,4,17–28,

  • Fritz Machlup and marginalism: a reevaluation

    1991 Methodus,3,2,86–102, Langlois, R.

  • Retrospectives: animal spirits

    1991 Journal of Economic Perspectives,5,3,203–210,

  • Public health and expert failure

    Public Choice,

  • Jan 01, 2016

    Elinor Ostrom Prize

    World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research
  • Jan 01, 2015

    Special recognition of my proposal "Cross-lab Redundancy in Forensic Science," submitted to Pioneer's 2015 Better Government Competition.

    Pioneer Institute
  • Jan 01, 2011

    Templeton Freedom Award

    National Center for Policy Analysis