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Academic Appointments

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

Book Chapters

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

Research Papers

“Copyright Legislation and the Superfluous Discovery of Digital Rights Management.”
“Digital Piracy: Penalties and Deterrence.”
“Anarchic Private Property” with I. Murtazashvili and J. Murtazashvili
“When is Legal Titling an Economic Answer to Political Violence?” with I. Murtazashvili and J. Murtazashvili
“Protective Entrepreneurship and the Limits of Spontaneous Order” with I. Murtazashvili and J. Murtazashvili

Research Experience

Fall 2016-present, Research Assistant to Peter Leeson
Spring 2015-2016, Research Assistant to Bryan Caplan
2012, Research Fellow, DeVoe Moore Center at Florida State University

Teaching Experience

Instructor:
Fall 2017, Economics of Developing Areas
Fall 2016, Economics of Developing Areas
Spring 2016, Environmental Economics
Fall 2015, Intermediate Microeconomics

Teaching assistant:
2015-2016, Graduate Microeconomics II, TA to Bryan Caplan
2015-2016, Public Choice, TA to Bryan Caplan
2015-2016, Economics of Labor, TA to Bryan Caplan
2013-2015, Microeconomic Principles, TA to James Bennett
2013-2015, Political Economy of Non-profit Organizations, TA to James Bennett

Tutoring:
Fall 2013-Spring 2015, Undergraduate tutor, Department of Economics, George Mason University

Grants and Fellowships

2017-present, Dissertation Fellowship, Mercatus Center at George Mason University
2015-present, 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

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.

Professional Development

2017, Mercatus Center “Career Development Seminar”
2017, Mercatus Center “Teaching Methods Workshop”
2017, Liberty Fund and Institute for Humane Studies Colloquium “The Austrian School of Economics”
2016, Director of Events, Institute for Humane Studies Undergraduate Colloquium “Markets and Morality”
2016, Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics Seminar “Ethics across the Curriculum”
2016, Institute for Humane Studies “Graduate Research Colloquium”
2016, Mercatus Center “Teaching Skills & Time Management Workshop”
2016, Mercatus Center “Qualitative Research Methods Workshop”
2016, Mercatus Center “Advanced Austrian Economics Seminar”
2015, Liberty Fund and Institute for Humane Studies Colloquium “Federalism and Competition”
2014, Institute for Humane Studies “Art of Teaching Workshop”
2014, Liberty Fund and Institute for Humane Studies Colloquium “Property Rights and Freedom”
2013, Institute for Humane Studies “Graduate Research Colloquium”
2012, Center for the Study of Public Choice “Public Choice Outreach Conference”
2012, Liberty Fund and Institute for Humane Studies Colloquium “Spontaneous Order and Experimental Economics”
2012, Foundation for Economic Education “Advanced Austrian Economics Seminar”
2011, Institute for Humane Studies “Liberty and Society Seminar”

Referee

Public Choice, Journal of Institutional Economics, Decision Sciences, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, Journal of Private Enterprise Education

 

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