Bryan D Caplan

Bryan D Caplan

Bryan D Caplan


Public economics, public choice, psychology and economics, economics of the family

As a Professor of Economics, Bryan Caplan has published in the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Law and Economics, Social Science Quarterly, the Journal of Public Economics, the Southern Economic Journal, Public Choice, and numerous other outlets.  His book, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies (2007), was published by Princeton University Press and named "the best political book this year" by the New York Times.

Professor Caplan's personal web page is and his working papers can be found on Prof. Caplan's book, Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids: Why Being a Great Parent Is Less Work and More Fun Than You Think, was published in 2011.

Dissertations Supervised

Matthew Cederholm, Three Essays in Economics (2024)

Joshua Bedi, Immigration and Entrepreneurship (2021)

John A. Vandivier, Three Essays on the Economics of Postsecondary Alternative Learning (2021)

Patricia Saenz, Three Essays on Labor Economics: Women and Immigrants in the Labor Market (2020)

Zachary Gochenour, The Political Economy of Immigration (2014)

Kenneth M. Conrad, Signals from the Equity and Options Markets for Stock Selection (2012)

Gerald Prante, What Does the American Public Believe About Tax Policy? A Study of the Beliefs of the American Public on Issues of Vertical Equity, Optimal Tax Theory, and Positive Questions of Tax Policy (2010)

Parker Normann, The Role of "Too Big to Fail" Status in Bank Merger Activity (2007)