Economics
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

James L Caton

James L Caton

James L Caton

Graduate Lecturer

I am a graduate lecturer and candidate for a Ph.D. in economics at George Mason University. I have been recipient of the F. A. Hayek Fellowship from Mercatus, the I.H.S. Humane Studies Fellowship, and their Summer Research Fellowship. I hold an M.A. in Economics from San Jose State University where I was a participant in the Student Faculty Partnership and received the Award for Excellence in Economics. I have co-edited Macroeconomics, a two-volume collection of essays and primary sources that represent the core of macroeconomic thought. I have also published articles in the Review of Austrian Economics and Advances in Austrian Economics and published book reviews for EH.net, The Journal of Markets and Morality and History: Review of New Books.

Selected Publications

Books

The Monetary Foundations of the Macroeconomy. Ed., Rustici, Caton, Shamoun, and Shamoun. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2015.

Macroeconomics: Past and Present. Ed., Rustici, Caton, Shamoun, and Shamoun. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2015.

Articles

Caton, James. “Entrepreneurship, Search Costs, and Ecological Rationality in an Agent-Based Economy.” Review of Austrian Economics (2016, Forthcoming).

Caton, James and Richard Wagner. “Volatility in Catallactical Systems: Austrian Cycle Theory Revisited.” Advances in Austrian Economics: New Thinking in Austrian Political Economy 18. (2015) Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2451276

Encyclopedia Entries

Caton, James. “Money in American History” in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, ed., Robert Rycraft (Forthcoming).

Book Review

Caton, James. “Book Review: The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations.Enterprise and Society. 16, no. 3: (2015)

Caton, James. “Book Review: The Social Life of Money” EH.net: http://eh.net/book_reviews/the-social-life-of-money/  

Expanded Publication List

Book Reviews

 

Caton, James. “Book Review: America’s Spiritual CapitalJournal of Markets and Morality 16, no. 2: (2013)

Caton, James. “Book Review: Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector: When Middle Managers Create ValueJournal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. 4, no. 2: (2015)

Caton, James. “Book Review: Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters.History: Review of New Books. 43, no. 2 (2015)

Caton, James. “Book Review: The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations.Enterprise and Society. 16, no. 3: (2015)

Caton, James. “Book Review: The Social Life of Money” EH.net: http://eh.net/book_reviews/the-social-life-of-money/  

 

Books

 

The Monetary Foundations of the Macroeconomy. Ed., Rustici, Caton, Shamoun, and Shamoun. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2015.

Macroeconomics: Past and Present. Ed., Rustici, Caton, Shamoun, and Shamoun. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2015.

 

Articles

 

Caton, James and Richard Wagner. “Volatility in Catallactical Systems: Austrian Cycle Theory Revisited.” Advances in Austrian Economics: New Thinking in Austrian Political Economy 18. (2015) Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2451276

 

Encyclopedia Entries

 

Caton, James. “Money in American History” in The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, ed., Robert Rycraft (Forthcoming).

 

Working Papers

 

Caton, James. “Good as Gold?: The Elasticity of Demand for Gold during and after the Classical Gold Standard.” Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2330059

Caton, James. “Wither Gold?: A Reformulation of Austrian Business Cycle Theory.” Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2490313  

 

Mentions

 

Uneasy Money, October 10, 2013: “Good as Gold?: A Quantitatve Analysis of Hawtrey and Cassel’s Theory of Gold Demand and the Price Level During the Interwar Era” received a delightful review by David Glasner: http://uneasymoney.com/2013/10/10/a-new-paper-shows-just-how-right-hawtrey-and-cassel-were/

 

Research Blog

 

Caton, James. Money, Markets, and Misperceptions, http://moneymarketsandmisperceptions.blogspot.com/

Showcases my ongoing research in pure economic theory, agent-based computational economics, and monetary theory and history.

Education

Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University, expected Spring 2017

M.A., Economics, San Jose State University, 2013

B.A. (summa cum laude), History, Humboldt State University, 2011

In the Media

Uneasy Money, October 10, 2013: “Good as Gold?: And Quantitatve Analysis of Hawtrey and Cassel’s Theory of Gold Demand and the Price Level During the Interwar Era” received a delightful review by David Glasner: http://uneasymoney.com/2013/10/10/a-new-paper-shows-just-how-right-hawtrey-and-cassel-were/