My research broadly explores the political economy of public goods, innovation & technological growth, and intellectual property using the tools of new institutional economics, public choice, and market process economics. These insightful tools allow me to ask unique research questions and breathe new life into these well-trodden areas. Primarily, my focus has been on copyright, as my dissertation explores the political economy of copyright laws and alternative methods of promoting expression.
At Wake Forest University, I teach Introduction to Economics and a seminar on Austrian Economics.
I am a firm believer both that ideas guide history and that economics pervades every aspect of human life. Thus, I aim to teach and research economics with a mind to make important concepts accessible and to ignite the spark in others to freely explore ideas for themselves. I have travelled my own intellectual odyssey over the years, and take pride in my ability to update my beliefs in light of new evidence.
I blog, along with several of my GMU friends and colleagues, at The Calculus of Dissent.