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ACADEMIC POSITIONS

Grove City College, Associate Professor of Economics, 2022-
Grove City College, Assistant Professor of Economics, 2017-2022
George Mason University, Graduate Lecturer of Economics, 2016-2017

OTHER AFFILIATIONS

Antonin Scalia Law School Program on Economics and Privacy, Affiliated Faculty, 2018-
Institute for Faith and Freedom, Fellow, 2017-
Forever.com, Assistant Project Manager, 2013-2014

EDUCATION

George Mason University, Ph.D., Economics, 2017
Grove City College, B.A., summa cum laude, Economics, 2013

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Organizations, Institutions, Entrepreneurship, Economics of Privacy

JOURNAL ARTICLES

“Institutions and Entrepreneurship: Pushing the Boundaries” (with S. Burns). Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 23(3-4) 2020: 568-612.
“Is the Market for Digital Privacy a Failure?” Public Choice 180(3-4) 2019: 353-381.
“Visions of Entrepreneurship Policy” (with D. Lucas, E. Piano, and C. Coyne). Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy 7(4) 2018: 336-356.
“A Holistic Approach to Merger Models with an Emphasis on Heterogeneity” (with N. Pusateri). Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance 69 2018: 260-273.
“Rooking the State” (with D. Lucas and E. Piano). International Review of Law and Economics 55 2018: 12-20.
“Privacy Law as Price Control.” European Journal of Law and Economics 45 2018: 225-250.
“Bounties, Grants, and Market-Making Entrepreneurship” (with D. Lucas). The Independent Review 22(4) 2018: 507-528.
“Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive—Relative to What?” (with D. Lucas). Journal of Business Venturing Insights 7 2017: 45-49.
“Spillovers from Public Entrepreneurship: A Case Study” (with D. DelliSanti). Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy 6(1) 2017: 1-21.
“Pricing Political Rallies” (with D. Lucas). Economic Affairs 37 2017: 271-278.
“The Perils of Privacy Regulation.” Review of Austrian Economics 30(2) 2017: 193-214.
“Reassessing the Fair Tax” (with J. Santoro). University of Pittsburgh Law Review 77(3) 2016: 385-409.

BOOKS

No Free Lunch: Six Economic Lies You’ve Been Taught and Probably Believe, Freiling Publishing, 2021.

BOOK CHAPTERS AND BOOK REVIEWS

“Virginia Political Economy: Lessons from the Courts” (with D. Lucas). In Rosolino Candela, Christopher J. Coyne, and Virgil Storr, eds., Essays in Honor of Peter Boettke. Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center, forthcoming.
Review of Edward Stringham, Private Governance: Creating Order in Economic and Social Life in Journal of Prices and Markets 6(1) 2018: 45-47.

WORKS IN PROGRESS

“Rules for Thee, but Not for Me,” revise and resubmit at Journal of Business Venturing (with D. Lucas and M. Packard).
“The Secret Life of Incentives: Organizing the American Barbershop” (with E. Piano).

SELECTED POPULAR PIECES

“Uncle Sam Plays Market.” Institute for Faith and Freedom, 2021.
“150 years of the Austrian School of Economics.” Econlib, 2021.
“Everyday Economic Errors.” Grove City College, 2021
“Measurement Costs and Economic Calculation.” Econlib, 2020.
“How Transaction Costs Change the Analysis.” Econlib, 2020.
“Economics Just Lost Two Giants.” American Institute for Economic Research, 2020.
“The Economic Impact of the Pandemic.” Grove City College, 2020.
“How Consumers Value Digital Privacy: New Survey Evidence,” Program on Economics and Privacy at Antonin Scalia Law School, 2018.
“What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the Cummins Engine Company.” Mises Wire, 2018.
“Is Pest Control a Public Good?” Foundation for Economic Education, 2018.
“Government Pest Control Only Breeds More Pests.” Foundation for Economic Education, 2017.
“Privacy at What Price?” Institute for Faith and Freedom, 2017.

COURSES TAUGHT

Principles of Microeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics
Econometrics; Law and Economics
Public Policy
Public Finance
Comparative Economic Systems
Seminar in Organizational Economics
Economics for the Citizen
Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (co-taught with Peter Boettke)

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, INVITED TALKS

“Life of the Mind,” video series, Grove City College, 2021.
Research Grant, Calderwood Fund, Grove City College, 2019.
“Promises, Privacy, and Patronage,” invited talk, Institute for Faith and Freedom, 2019.
Research Grant, Charles Koch Foundation, 2018.
Outstanding Mason Core Course Award, 2017.
JIN Ph.D. Fellow, Institute for Humane Studies, 2016, 2017.
GMU Provost Stipend, 2015, 2016, 2017.
APEE Young Scholar Award, 2016.
Microeconomics Qualifying Exam, Pass with Distinction, 2015.
Graduate Fellow, Hayek Program, Mercatus Center, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
Mercatus Center Graduate Summer Research Fellowship, 2015, 2016, 2017.
Business Leadership Certificate, Trinity School for Ministry, Ambridge, PA, 2014.
Hassler Prize, Grove City College, 2013.
Austrian Student Scholar’s Conference Prize, 2nd place, 2013.
NCAA Academic All-American Third Team, 2013.
Omicron Delta Kappa, 2012.
Omicron Delta Epsilon, 2012.

REFEREE

Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Small Business Economics Journal, Public Choice, Journal of Institutional Economics, International Review of Law and Economics, Review of Austrian Economics, The Independent Review, Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Journal of Economics Teaching