I am presently Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Wake Forest University. Starting this fall I will be joining Hood College as Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics. I have a Ph.D and M.A. in economics from George Mason University and a B.A. in economics from the University of Connecticut.
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.
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.