Ian McAllister Being Recognized by Dalhousie

I was very pleased to learn that Ian McAllister, a former professor of mine from Dalhousie University, is being honoured with an honorary degree next month at Dalhousie’s convocation ceremony. As a graduate of the Master of Development Economics (a program he founded), I can say that he has had a significant effect on how…

New Paper Forthcoming

My paper “The Impact of Economic Freedom on the Black/White Income Gap” (with Gary Hoover and Daniel Giedeman) is forthcoming in the May 2015 Papers and Proceedings issue of the American Economic Review. Big thanks to Hoover for all his work on this one!!!

Defence & Security Economics Workshop

Really enjoyed last week’s defence economics workshop in Ottawa. Lots of interesting papers and was great to see so many familiar faces. Looking forward to the next one in November!

Freedom and the Black – White Income Gap

My coauthor Gary Hoover (Alabama) is at the University of West Virginia today to present our work on economic freedom and the black-white income gap in the United States. We will be presenting this work at the upcoming AEA meetings in Boston.  

Hockey Analytics

For those registered for my Sports Economics course this Fall, I will be adding a section on hockey analytics. Should be a good way for me to learn a few things and hopefully will be of interest to my students.This is a great article if you want to better understand the way hockey analytics may…

Public Choice Society

My coauthor Jeremy Jackson (NDSU) is presenting our paper (coauthored with Art Carden, Samford U) “Economic Freedom and Social Capital” at the Public Choice Society Conference Saturday, March 8 in Charleston, SC. This paper is in draft form but if you are interested in a copy I can send the latest version.

New Paper Forthcoming

Good day today. My paper “A Distributional Analysis of the Benefits of Economic Freedom” (with Dan Giedeman and Gary Hoover) is now forthcoming at the European Journal of Political Economy!

Defence & Security Economics Workshop

My coauthor, Bryan Paterson (RMC) is presenting our paper ” Military Spending and Growth: The Role of Institutions” at the 8th Annual Defence and Security Economics Workshop at Carleton University Friday November 8, 2013. If you are interested in this paper send me a quick email.