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Alexandre Olbrecht

Professor of Economics
Executive Director, Eastern Economic Association

Year Joined RCNJ: 2005

Contact Information

  • Phone: (201) 684-7346
  • Email:
  • Office: ASB-205
  • Office Hours: Tues 9-9:30AM and 1:30-3PM


  • B.S. Lehigh University
  • M.A., Ph.D., State University of New York at Binghamton

Courses Offered:

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Economics of the Sports Industry
  • Health Economics

Teaching Interest:

  • Microeconomics
  • International Finance
  • Sports Economics

Research Interest:

  • Applied Labor Economics
  • Sports Economics
  • Nonparametric Econometrics

Recent Publications:

  • Olbrecht, A. (in press, 2019).  Data-Driven Drafting: Applying Econometrics to Employ Quarterbacks.   Contemporary Economic Policy.
  • Olbrecht, A., Romano, C., & Teigen, J. (2016).  How Money Helps Students in College: the relationship between family finances, merit-based aid and retention in higher education.   Journal of Student Financial Aid, 46(1), 2-16.
  • “The College Fed Challenge Competition” in the Eastern Economic Journal, Fall 2015. Volume 41, Number 4.
  • Abzug, R., Olbrecht, A., Sabrin, M., & DeLeon, E. (in press, 2015).  Nonprofit Financing to the Rescue? The Slightly Twisted Case of Local Educational Foundations and Public Education in New Jersey.   Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 45(1).
  • Olbrecht, A. & Bloom, S. (2009).  What Are the Monetary Effects of Education in the Market For Major League Baseball Players.   Journal of Business & Economics Research, 7 (5), 63-71.
  • Olbrecht, A. (2009).  Do Academically Deficient Scholarship Athletes Earn Higher Wages Subsequent to Graduation?   Economics of Education Review, 28 (5), 611-619.
  • Hutchins, T. & Olbrecht, A. (2009).  The Link Between AACSB Accreditation and Graduate Schools.   American Journal of Business Education, 2 (6), 89-96.
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