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Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Tampa (Florida)
Professor Abigail Blanco's work focuses on topics surrounding the U.S. military and national defense. She has worked on issues including domestic police militarization, arm sales, weapons as foreign aid and imperialism. Her dissertation research centered on the political economy of unmanned aerial vehicles or drones.
Assistant Professor of Economics at SUNY-Purchase College (New York)
Professor Palagashvili's research is in law and economics, political economy, development economics, and entrepreneurship. Her current interests are on regulations impacting tech startups, the policy responses to the 2008 financial crisis, and various U.S. labor laws. Professor Palagashvili was recently selected as a Forbes 2016 '30 under 30' in Law and Policy.
Assistant Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University
Dr. Salter's research interests fall into two categories: monetary institutions and policy, and the economics of governance. His goal in monetary research is to discover monetary regimes that maintain macroeconomic stability, but also adhere to the rule of law, and rely on realistic appraisals of the incentives and information confronting market actors and policymakers. His goal in governance research is to discover political regimes in which governors have the information and incentives necessary to promote the welfare of the governed. His perspective on governance is heavily influenced by the Virginia school of political economy, especially the work of James Buchanan and Gordon Tullock, as well as recent work in private governance.
Assistant Professor Economics, Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, Troy University
Professor Smith's research primarily focuses on studying the institutions that emerge to foster economic and social cooperation between socially distant, or even hostile, groups. He is a Book Review Editor for the Review of Austrian Economics.