B.S. Penn State University; Ph.D. Texas A&M University
"There is nothing which requires more to be illustrated by philosophy than trade does." ~ Samuel Johnson
"It is impossible to give the state the power to help without also giving it the power to harm"
"It is through exchange that difference becomes a blessing, not a curse." ~ Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of Great Britain
"The Democratic tendency to make gods of successful politicians makes it all the more necessary to oppose them vigorously" ~ H.L. Mencken (1956)
Office Hours: By Appointment
Teaching Interests: Macroeconomics, Money & Banking, Industrial Organization, Comparative Economic Systems
Research Interests: Monetary Economics, Applied Game Theory
“The Decreasing Excludability of Digital Music: Implications for Copyright Law,” with Cameron Ellis, 2013. The American Economist, forthcoming.
“When Does Teacher Licensure Make Sense?” with Ben Scafidi, 2009. The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy, 9 (1): Advances, Article 4.
Unemployment in Principles Classes: Micro and Macro Perspectives," 2008. Journal for
Economic Educators, 8 (2): 1-6.
"Search and Leisure with Idiosyncratic Shocks in a Random-Matching Model," 2005. Journal of Macroeconomics, 27 (3): 385-402.
"Additional Evidence on the Relationship between Class Size and Student Performance," with Douglas M. Walker, 2004. Journal of
Economic Education, 35: 311-329.
"A Note on the Effects of Elections Subject to Judicial Review," 2003. Atlantic Economic Journal, 31 (4): 376-383.
"Interest Rate Sensitivities of the NASDAQ and Dow Jones," 2001. Journal of Accounting and Finance Research, 9: 1-7.