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 consists in analyzing the origins and consequences of copyright laws through various lenses. I also have other lesser research agendas on topics like political entrepreneurship and the political economy of city-states.
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.