Jay Cochran, III PhD

Mutual trade or mutual plunder?

As it is the power of exchanging that gives occasion to the division of labour, so the extent of this division must always be limited by the extent of that power, or, in other words, by the extent of the market.

—Adam Smith (1776)

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations


Welcome to my website.  I am an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Economics at George Mason University

On this web site you will find information for the courses I am teaching at GMU for the Spring 2018 Semester:

· Money & Banking (ECON310.002)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9am to 10:15am

1007 Music & Theater Building


You will also find a Useful Links page that can help with class projects, homework, exam preparation, and general knowledge.  Lastly, there is a page with links to my Research including publications, manuscripts, and commentary. 

Go here for a copy of my C.V.

You will need a PDF reader to access much of the content on this site.  Foxit is an alternative to the Adobe Reader—either one works fine however, and both are available as free downloads. 

Jay Cochran, III  PhD



Adjunct Professor

Department of Economics

Buchanan Hall

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA  22030


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“Ignorance is of a peculiar nature; once dispelled, it is impossible to reestablish it.  It is not originally a thing of itself, but is only the absence of knowledge; and though man may be kept ignorant, he cannot be made ignorant.”

—Thomas Paine

The Rights of Man