Alexander N Taylor

Alexander N Taylor

Alexander N Taylor

Graduate Research Assistant

Political Economy, Economic History, Applied Econometrics

Alex is a PhD Candidate studying topics at the intersection of political economy and economic history. His current research interests include the impact of Confederate monuments and organizations in the postbellum South, as well as the causes and consequences of book printing in early modern Europe.

Alex is on the 2023-24 job market.

Current Research

"Monumental Effects: Confederate Monuments in the Post-Reconstruction South," Revise & Resubmit at Explorations in Economic History, Current Draft: Jul 2023

"The Impact of the Black Death on the Adoption of the Printing Press," with Noel D. Johnson and Andrew Thomas, Under Review, Current Draft: Apr 2023

Grants and Fellowships

2023-Present Mercatus PhD Fellowship

2019-2023 Presidential Fellowship


M.A. Economics 2021 George Mason University
B.A. Economics 2019 Hillsdale College

In the Media

The Conversation: "When Confederate-glorifying monuments went up in the South, voting in Black areas went down" (Aug 2023)

The Nashville Scene: "Code Snitching: Nashvillians Are Weaponizing Metro Codes Against ‘Undesirable’ Neighbors" (Jul 2022)