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.

Teaching | Research


Summary and Quick Links


  1. Safner, Ryan, 2016. "Institutional Entrepreneurship, Wikipedia, and the Opportunity of the Commons," Journal of Institutional Economics (Forthcoming)
  2. Safner, Ryan, 2016. "The Perils of Copyright Regulation," Review of Austrian Economics 29(2): 121-137
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Current Teaching