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

Contact

safner@hood.edu

Research

My research broadly broadly explores the political economy of public goods, innovation & technological growth, and intellectual property and I use the tools of new institutional economics, public choice, and market process economics. Read my statement of research interests.

Publications

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

Research in Progress

Under Review

Working Papers

In Progress

Last Updated: 22 August 2013