Department of Systems Engineering & Management

Department of Systems Engineering & Management
AFIT Faculty: Lt Col Jonathan D. Ritschel
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name: Lt Col Jonathan D Ritschel
Title: Director, Graduate Cost Analysis Program
Commercial Phone: 937-255-3636 X4441 ()
DSN Phone: XX ()
EDUCATION

BBA - Accountancy: University of Notre Dame

MS - Cost Analysis: Air Force Institute of Technology

PhD - Economics: George Mason University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests are in the fields of economics and cost analysis.  Specific areas of interest are: Public Choice, the effects of acquisition reforms on cost growth in DoD weapon systems, research and development cost estimation, and economic institutional analysis.

EXPERTISE
  • ECONOMICS
PUBLICATIONS & RESEARCH PAPERS

 

1.      Ochs, K.S., Miller, M.E., Thal, A.E., and Ritschel, J.D. (2014) “A Proposed Method for Analyzing Infrastructure Investment Decisions Involving Rapidly Evolving Technology: A Case Study in LED Streetlights,” Journal of Management in Engineering, 30(1), 41-49.
2.      Ritschel, J.D. (2013). “Impact of Political-Economy Variables on Cost Growth in Military Weapon System Contracts,” Journal of Public Procurement, 13 (4).
3.      Ryan, E.T., Schubert, C.M., Jacques, D.R., and Ritschel, J.D. (2013). “A Macro-Stochastic Model for Improving the Accuracy of Life Cycle Cost Estimates”, Journal of Cost Analysis and Parametrics, 6: 43-74.
4.      Ryan, E.T., Jacques, D.R., Ritschel, J.D. and Schubert, C.M. (2013). “Characterizing the Accuracy of DoD Operating and Support Cost Estimates,” Journal of Public Procurement, 13 (1), 103-132.
5.      Ritschel, J.D. (2012). “Efficacy of U.S. Legislation in Military Acquisition Programs: Nunn-McCurdy Act Unveiled,” Economic Papers: A journal of applied economics and policy, 31: 491-500.
AWARDS & HONORS

Teacher of the Year, Department of Systems Engineering and Management (2013)

Certified Cost Estimator/Analysts (2003)

COURSES

COST 510: Principles of Cost Estimation

COST 520: Advanced Concepts in Cost Estimating

COST 630: Defense Cost Economics

COST 674: Seminal in Cost Analysis

ECON 520: Managerial Economics
ECON 580: Funamentals of Mathematical Economics