Jordan Karl Lofthouse

Jordan Karl Lofthouse

Jordan Karl Lofthouse

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Political economy environmental, Native American, and public-lands issues.

Jordan K. Lofthouse is currently 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. He also received a Master's of Science in Economics and a Bachelor's of Science in Geography, both from Utah State University. 

Selected Publications

Yonk, R. M., Lofthouse, J., and Hansen, M. (2017). The Reality of American Energy: The Hidden Costs of Electricity Policy. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Lofthouse, Jordan K. 2019. “Liberty versus Bureaucracy on Native American Lands.” The Journal of Private Enterprise 34(1) Spring: 87-101.

“Institutions and Economic Development on Native American Lands,” The Independent Review, forthcoming.

Expanded Publication List

Graduate Thesis

Lofthouse, J. K. (2016). "How Good Intentions Backfire: Failures and Negative Consequences of Federal Environmental Policies" All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 4746. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/etd/4746

Policy Reports and Working Papers

A Bird in the Hand: State-Driven Success in Sage-Grouse Conservation. Strata Policy. August 2017. (With Camille Harmer).

Improving the Endangered Species Act: Recommendations for More Effective Conservation. Strata Policy. August 2017. (With Camille Harmer).

Public Interest Comment from Strata Policy on Certain National Monuments Established Since 1996. Strata Policy. July 2017. (With Camille Harmer, Arthur R. Wardle, Megan E. Hansen, and Landon C. Stevens).

Public Interest Comment from Strata Policy on Bears Ears National Monument Designation. Strata Policy. May 2017. (With Camille Harmer, Arthur R. Wardle, Megan E. Hansen, and Landon C. Stevens).

How Good Intentions Backfire: Negative Effects of Federal Environmental Policies. Institute of Political Economy. September 2016.

Manufacturing Yellowstone: Political Management of an American Icon. Institute of Political Economy. August 2016. (With Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk).

Reliability of Renewable Energy: Wind. Institute of Political Economy. December 2015. (With Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk).

Reliability of Renewable Energy: Solar. Institute of Political Economy. December 2015. (With Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk).

Reliability of Renewable Energy: Biomass. Institute of Political Economy. December 2015. (With Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk).

Reliability of Renewable Energy: Hydro. Institute of Political Economy. December 2015. (With Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk).

Reliability of Renewable Energy: Geothermal. Institute of Political Economy. December 2015. (With Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk).

Equal Access to Justice Act. Strata Policy. October 2014.  (With Randy Simmons and Ryan Yonk).

The Monetization of the Elliott State Forest. Strata Policy. July 2014. (With Randy Simmons, Ryan Yonk, Ken Sim, and Adam Stewart).

Documentaries

Yellowstone: A Political Park. August 2016. (Co-produced with Ian Summers and co-written with Devin Stein and Jason Dahlin.)

Grants and Fellowships

PhD Fellowship - Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Graduate Fellowship - F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Scholarship

JIN Fellow - 2018-2019 academic year

PhD Fellowship - The Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University

PhD Fellowship - Strata Policy

Frédéric Bastiat Fellowship - Mercatus Center at George Mason University

MS Economics Fellowship - Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University

Presidential Scholarship - Utah State University

Alumni Legacy Scholarship - Utah State University

Jeb Stuart Scholarship - S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources at Utah State University

US Senate Youth Program Scholarship - William Randolph Hearst Foundation

Courses Taught

Economic Problems and Public Policies (ECON 309), George Mason University, Department of Economics, Spring 2019

Environmental Economics for the Citizen (ECON 105), George Mason University, Department of Economics, Spring 2019

Intermediate Microeconomics (ECON 306), George Mason University, Department of Economics, Fall 2018

Environmental Economics for the Citizen (ECON 105), George Mason University, Department of Economics, Fall 2018

Education

Ph.D. in Economics, George Mason University, expected graduation 2020

M.S. in Economics, Utah State University, 2016

B.S. in Geography, Utah State University, 2014