New Working Paper

My new paper, “Oil Shocks and the US Economy: Evidence from a FAVAR Model”, with Kuhelika De (GVSU) and Dan Giedeman (GVSU), is now available as a SSRN Working Paper. Abstract: We investigate the economic effects of three separate types of oil price shocks on the U.S. economy using a factor augmented vector autoregression framework…

Congratulations Janice and Dana

Big congratulations to Janice Compton and Dana Bazarkulova on the acceptance of their paper “Marriage Traditions and Investment in Education: The Case of Bride Kidnapping” at the Journal of Comparative Economics!

Congratulations Chen

Big congratulations to my coauthor, and University of Oklahoma PhD student, Chen Xu on his new position at St. Edward’s University in Austin Texas!! Good luck with the next stage of your career!

JERP Covid Call for Papers

The Journal of Economics, Race and Policy is soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on the COVID-19 pandemic. As the focus of the journal is the intersection of local and global issues concerning economic conditions around race, ethnicity, gender, linguistic, and tribal differences along with policy prescriptions that address economic disparities, we seek papers that…

JERP Call For Papers

The Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy announces a Call for Papers that examine trends in socioeconomic outcomes for indigenous groups compared to non-indigenous groups. The call is also interested in studies that explore determinants of socioeconomic outcomes for indigenous groups. Papers can also examine the gaps in socioeconomic outcomes between indigenous and non-indigenous groups…

Art Carden

Art Carden from Samford University visited the department last week to give a pair of talks including a seminar on “James M. Buchanan: Smithian Economist as Business Ethicist”. Art gave a great seminar and made for a super visit!! It was great catching up with you Art!

New Working Paper

My new paper, “Macroeconomic Shocks and Racial Labour Market Differences”, with Kuhelika De (GVSU), Dan Giedeman (GVSU), and Gary Hoover(Oklahoma) is now available as a Center for Economic Studies (CESifo) working paper.

New Paper Forthcoming

“Paying for Freedom: Indentured Labour and Strategic Default” is now forthcoming at Economic Modelling. This is coauthored with Pinaki Bose (Manitoba) and Arnab Basu (Cornell). It was a pleasure to work with both of them!!

Defence & Security Economics Workshop

Great time at the recent Defence and Security Economics Workshop in Ottawa. Big thanks to Patrick Alexander for his great comments on my paper Civil War and State Capacity (coauthored with Bryan Paterson and Karl Skogstad).

Research Visit

Had a great visit at Grand Valley State University to work with my coauthors Dan Giedeman and Kuhelika De on our paper Macroeconomic Shocks and Racial Labour Market Differences. Looking forward to having this under review shortly. Was great to get to meet Sebastian Linde and Christopher Cruz this visit as well!