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