New Paper Forthcoming

“Steam Engines of Credit The Role of Banks in Switzerland’s Economic Development, 1850-1913” is now forthcoming at Essays in Economic and Business History! Thanks to my coauthor Dan Giedeman (Grand Valley State) for all his work and for including me as a late addition to the project!

Defence and Security Economics Workshop

Big thanks to Karl Skogstad and Ugurhan Berkok for another great Defense and Security Economics Workshop. Very fortunate to discuss Elena Esposito’s interesting work on Malaria and civil violence. Lots of interesting talks and great seeing everyone. And of course always a pleasure to see Bryan Paterson. Looking forward to next year!

New Website for Janice

My favourite economist, Janice Compton, has a new website! Please check it out for all things family and labour economics at janicecompton.wordpress.com

Journal of Economics, Race, & Policy

Very excited to be on the editorial board for the new journal Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy. Here is more info from the recent Springer press release for the journal: A new scholarly peer-reviewed journal which examines how economic conditions, race, ethnicity, and gender are interrelated with economic inequalities is being launched by Springer….

Grand Valley State University

Thanks to everyone that attended my presentation of “Conflict and the Military Expenditure-Growth Link” (coauthored with Bryan Paterson of RMC) at the economics department of Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids Michigan. Very much appreciated the questions and feedback on such a beautiful Friday afternoon. Also big thanks to my coauthor Dan Giedeman for…

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…

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics

Just returning from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics conference in Boston. First time at the conference, and I can’t say enough about how amazing the program was there. Such a great weekend to learn about the latest in sports analytics and the business of sports from leaders in the sports industry. Must make it back…

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…

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…

New Paper Forthcoming

“More on the Black/White Income Gap and Economic Freedom” is now forthcoming at the Public Finance Review. Big thanks to Gary Hoover and Daniel Giedeman for their work on this!!