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.
Summary and Quick Links
Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications
- Safner, Ryan, 2016. "Institutional Entrepreneurship, Wikipedia, and the Opportunity of the Commons," Journal of Institutional Economics 12(4): 743-771
- Safner, Ryan, 2016. "The Perils of Copyright Regulation," Review of Austrian Economics 29(2): 121-137
Working Papers, Works in Progress, and all other Research
Current Teaching (Spring 2017)
Previously Taught Courses (GMU, WFU, & Hood)