Curriculum Vitae

I am Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Hood College. Previously I taught at Wake Forest University.

I have a Ph.D and M.A. in Economics from George Mason University, and a B.A. in Economics from University of Connecticut. Go Huskies!

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.

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Curriculum Vitae

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Safner, Ryan, 2016. "Institutional Entrepreneurship, Wikipedia, and the Opportunity of the Commons," Journal of Institutional Economics 12(4): 743-771
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  2. Safner, Ryan, 2016. "The Perils of Copyright Regulation," Review of Austrian Economics 29(2): 121-137
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Working Papers, Works in Progress, and all other Research

Courses in Progress (Fall 2017)

Previously Taught Courses (GMU, WFU, & Hood)