I work on economic growth and inequality, institutions, development, conflict, and finance.
My recently published papers include:
Steam Engines of Credit: The Role of Banks in Switzerland’s Economic Development (With Dan Giedeman). Essays in Economic and Business History. Forthcoming May 2018. Paper
More on the Impact of Economic Freedom on the Black-White Income Gap (with Gary Hoover and Dan Giedeman). Public Finance Review, Vol. 46(2), 205-223, 2018. Paper
A Note on Economic Freedom and Political Ideology (with Ji Gu, Gary Hoover and Dan Giedeman). Applied Economics Letters, Vol. 24(13), 928-931, 2017. Paper
Military Spending and Growth: The Role of Institutions (with Bryan Paterson). Defence and Peace Economics,Vol. 27(3), 301-322, 2016. Paper
The Impact of Economic Freedom on the Black/White Income Gap (with Gary Hoover and Daniel Giedeman). American Economic Review, Vol. 105 (5) P&P,587-92,2015. Paper
Economic Freedom and Social Capital. (with Art Carden and Jeremy Jackson).Applied Economics, Vol. 47(54), 5853-5867, 2015. Paper