Greg W Caskey

Greg W Caskey

Greg W Caskey

Graduate Research Assistant

Political Economy, Development, Public Choice, and Austrian Economics

Gregory Caskey is a 3rd year PhD Candidate in the Department of Economics at George Mason University, as well as a Graduate Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and a PhD Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research interests include the political economy of the rise of China, particularly China's Belt and Road Initiative and CCP policies towards ethnic minorities. He's likewise interested in Public Choice, as well as the economics of religion and philanthropy. 

Selected Publications

"James M. Buchanan: Smithian Economist as Business Ethicist” (2021), with Art Carden and Zachary B. Kessler, Business Ethics Quarterly, (forthcoming)

"Ethical Maturity and Economic Progress: Adam Smith’s Lesson Still Applies” (2020), with Art Carden and Jennings Marshall, Journal of Markets and Morality, (Summer 2020)

"Belt and Road: A Chinese World Order. By Bruno Maçães. 2019Independent Review, (Summer 2020)

Grants and Fellowships

PhD Fellowship, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center (2018-2021)

Graduate Research Fellow, Mercatus Center Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship (2019, 2020)

Public Choice Society Graduate Student Fellowship (2021)

Association of Private Enterprise Education Young Scholar Award (2021)

Courses Taught

ECON 103: Microeconomic Principles (Spring 2021)

ECON 385: International Economic Policy (Fall 2020)

Education

University of Delaware, B.A., History Education, 2007-2011

University of Delaware, M.A., Economics Education, 2015-2017

George Mason University, Ph.D., Economics, 2018-present

Recent Presentations

Association of Private Enterprise Education meetings (April 2021)

  • “Chinese Development Lending & the Amplification Effect”
  • "Respect the Troops: A Theory of Social Praise"

Annual Meetings of the Public Choice Society (March 2021)

  • “Chinese Development Lending & the Amplification Effect”
  • "State Capacity and Predation: The Case of the Uyghurs in Xinjiang"

Southern Economic Association annual meetings (November 2020)

  • “The Predatory State and the Problem of Cultural Assimilation: The Case of China’s Xinjiang Crackdown”
  • “Knowledge, Adaptability, & China’s Belt and Road Initiative”, Southern Economic Association annual meetings (2020)
  • "Trails of Tears: The Political Economy of Cultural Assimilation"

In the Media

“Separate But Loyal” Or Second-Class Citizens? Timothy Grose’s Negotiating Inseparability in China: The Xinjiang Class and the Dynamics of Uyghur Identity”, Liberal Currents, (Summer 2020)