Moritz Ritter

Professor Moritz RitterAssistant Professor
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Ritter Annex 809
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106


Macroeconomics, Labor Economics, International Trade, Search Theory


Moritz Ritter joined the department in the fall of 2009, after completing his doctoral studies at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on macroeconomics and labor economics, in particular the economic importance of search and matching frictions in labor markets. His recent research has studied the role of international trade in the increase in income inequality, as well as specific human capital and search frictions as potential impediments to labor market adjustments after a trade reform. He is also interested in the role of search and matching frictions in other markets, in particular the search-theoretic approach to monetary economics.

At Temple, he has taught macroeconomics at the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as the first course in the graduate sequence in microeconomics. More recently, he created a new undergraduate sequence in monetary economics, which will be offered for the first time in the academic year 2013/14.

Selected Publications

  • “The Optimum Quantity of Money Revisited: Distortionary Taxation in a Search Model of Money”, The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 2010, Vol. 10: Issue 1 (Topics).

Courses Taught

  • Econ3502: Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Econ8001: Microeconomic Analysis
  • Econ8007: Macroeconomic Theory I