CV[PDF]

Academic Appointments

The Tomson Family Assistant Professor of Law and Economics, St. Olaf College. 2018-present.

Other Affiliations

Director’s Council, Institute for Freedom and Community at St. Olaf College. 2019-present.
Prize Committee, Judge. The Carl Menger Essay Contest, Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. 2018-present.

Education

Ph.D., George Mason University, 2018
M.A., George Mason University, 2015
B.S., Florida State University, Economics and Philosophy, 2012

Fields

Primary: Law and economics, political economy
Secondary: Applied microeconomics, development economics

Journal Articles

“Wealth-Destroying Private Property Rights." World Development 107: 1-9. [with P.T. Leeson] 
"Testing Rational Choice Theories of Institutional Change", Rationality and Society 30(4): 420-431. [with P.T. Leeson]
*“Institutional Solutions to Free-Riding in Peer-to-Peer Networks: A Case Study of Online Pirate Communities”, Journal of Institutional Economics 14(5): 901-924.
*Awarded the 2019 Elinor Ostrom Prize for best full-length article published in JOIE.

Books

The Origins and Consequences of Property Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Under Contract [with M. Cai, I. Murtazashvili, and J. Murtazashvili].

Book Chapters

“Hayek, Neoliberalism, and the Washington Consensus.” [with P.T. Leeson] In R. Candela, ed., A Companion to Friedrich von Hayek. Guatemala City: Universidad Francisco Marroquin, forthcoming.

Book Reviews

Review of Andrew Leigh’s “Randomistas: How Radical Researchers Are Changing Our World.” Independent Review 23(4).

Working Papers

“Copyright Legislation and the Superfluous Discovery of Digital Rights Management.”
“Digital Piracy: Penalties and Deterrence.”
“Quasi-legal Property Rights” with I. Murtazashvili and J. Murtazashvili
“Bandits Within the State?” with I. Murtazashvili and J. Murtazashvili
“Legal Titling and Political Violence” with I. Murtazashvili and J. Murtazashvili
“Spontaneous Emergence of Law” with I. Murtazashvili and J. Murtazashvili
“The Road to a Free Economy is Paved with Soft Budget Constraints” with P.T. Leeson.

Teaching

Spring 2019-, Legal Systems Different from Our Own, St. Olaf
Spring 2019-, Principles of Economics, St. Olaf
Fall 2018-, Introduction to Law and Economics, St. Olaf
Fall 2018-, Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, St Olaf
Fall 2017, Economics of Developing Areas, GMU
Fall 2016, Economics of Developing Areas, GMU
Spring 2016, Environmental Economics, GMU
Fall 2015, Intermediate Microeconomics, GMU

Awards, Grants, and Fellowships

2019, Elinor Ostrom Prize for best full-length article published in the Journal of Institutional Economics, awarded to “Institutional Solutions to Free-Riding in Peer-to-Peer Networks: A Case Study of Online Pirate Communities.”
2017-2018, Dissertation Fellowship, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
2015-2018, Graduate Fellowship, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
2015-2017, Ph.D. Fellowship, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
2016-2017, Mercatus Center Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship
2013-present, Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies
2012, Summer Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies

Invited Presentations

November 2018, “Wealth-Destroying Private Property Rights”, Gustavus Adolphus College Workshop in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, St. Peter, MN.
November 2017, "Wealth-Destroying Private Property Rights," Loyola University New Orleans Economics Club, New Orleans, LA. 

Research Presentations

November 2018, “Digital Piracy: Penalties and Deterrence,” Southern Economic Association Conference, Washington, DC.
April 2018, “Wealth-Destroying Private Property Rights,” Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
March 2018, “Wealth-Destroying Private Property Rights,” Public Choice Conference, Charleston, SC.
November 2017, "Wealth-Destroying Private Property Rights," Southern Economic Association Conference, Tampa, FL.
November 2016, “Copyright Legislation and the Superfluous Discovery of Digital Rights Management,” Southern Economic Association Conference, Washington, DC.
September 2016, “Wealth-Destroying Private Property Rights,” American Political Science Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
July 2016, “Digital Piracy: Penalties and Deterrence,” Institute for Humane Studies Graduate Research Colloquium, Towson, MD.
April 2016, “Wealth-Destroying Private Property Rights,” Association of Private Enterprise Education Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
November 2013, “Institutional Solutions to Free-Riding in Peer-to-Peer Networks: A Case Study of Online ‘Pirate’ Communities,” Institute for Humane Studies Graduate Research Colloquium, Arlington, VA.
April 2013, “Piracy as a Common Pool Resource,” Association of Private Enterprise Education Undergraduate Research Competition, Maui, HI.
November 2012, “Piracy as a Common Pool Resource,” Southern Economic Association Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Referee

Public Choice, Journal of Institutional Economics, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Decision Sciences, Review of Austrian Economics, Journal of Private Enterprise Education, International Journal of the Commons, Palgrave

 

References

Dr. Peter T. Leeson
[Dissertation Chair]
Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law
Department of Economics
George Mason University, MS 3G4
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 993-1124
E-Mail: pleeson@gmu.edu

Dr. Peter J. Boettke
University Professor of Economics and Philosophy
Department of Economics
George Mason University, MS 3G4
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 993-1149
E-Mail: pboettke@gmu.edu

Dr. Christopher J. Coyne
Director of Graduate Programs
Department of Economics
George Mason University, MS 3G4
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: (703) 993-1159
E-Mail: ccoyne3@gmu.edu