“The Political Externalities of Immigration” with Alex Nowrasteh.
Many fear that increased immigration will bankrupt the welfare state. We find this fear is largely unfounded.
“Lid on the Melting Pot: Determinants of American Immigration Policy”
What political and economic factors caused the American border to close at the end of the 19th Century?
“Coyotes: The Industrial Organization of Human Smuggling”
Human smuggling on the U.S.-Mexico border is a lucrative business. What determines the price of smuggling and the organization of the smuggling industry?
“War and Presidential Greatness” with David Henderson. Independent Review, 17:4, Spring 2013.
What makes presidents great in the eyes of historians? We find greatness is closely linked to the pursuit of big wars.
“An Entrepreneurial Critique of Georgism” with Bryan Caplan. Review of Austrian Economics, 26:1, March 2013.
Georgists believe a tax on the unimproved value of land creates no economic distortions. We show otherwise.
Principles of Macroeconomics [syllabus]
Comparative Economics Systems [syllabus]
Development Economics (Fall 2017)
Principles of Microeconomics [syllabus]
Public Choice [syllabus]