Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise

Big congratulations to my buddy (and co-author) Jeremy Jackson on the establishment of his new centre, the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise at North Dakota State University. The centre will investigate the sources and causes of human well-being and the distinctive roles of entrepreneurship, free markets, philanthropy, private enterprise and public policy in achieving it. All the best Jeremy!!

University of Windsor

Just recently returned from presenting my work “Conflict and the Military Expenditure-Growth Link” (coauthored with Bryan Paterson of RMC) at the economics department of the University of Windsor. Had a great day there and really appreciate my fantastic host Michael Batu, the department chair Nurlan Turdaliev, and all those that attended the seminar for their helpful feedback and warm hospitality.

New Paper Forthcoming

My work “A Note on Economic Freedom and Political Ideology” is now forthcoming at Applied Economics Letters. This is joint with Ji Gu, Gary Hoover, and Daniel Giedeman. Special thanks to Ji Gu for all his work on this paper. Ji is a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma and has managed to get a number of publications as a student, an impressive accomplishment!!

CEA and CDESG 2016

Just returned from the CEA meetings in Ottawa. Great to see everyone from the Canadian Development Economics Study Group (CDESG) as well as some old Wash U friends and some new faces as well!!

If you aren’t already part of the CDESG and you are a Canadian researcher working in areas related to development economics, I’d strongly suggest you check out the group’s website and consider joining!

HNIH Blog

After a year’s hiatus from blogging Janice and I are back at it with the Hockey Night in Headingley Blog. Be sure to check it out for our thoughts on hockey and economics.