I am a Ph.D candidate studying economics at George Mason University. I have an M.A. in economics from George Mason University and a B.A. in economics from the University of Connecticut.

My research interests are in law & economics and economic development through the lens of Virginia Political Economy (incorporating the insights of Public Choice EconomicsAustrian Economics, and New Institutional Economics).

My dissertation explores the law of copyright and other methods of providing creative goods from an institutional point of view.

I have taught ECON 385 – International Economic Policy (Spring 2014, Fall 2013, Summer 2013). In the summer of 2012, I co-taught the ICES High School Economics Workshops.

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.