Kaitlyn Woltz

Kaitlyn Woltz

Kaitlyn Woltz

Graduate Research Assistant

I am a PhD candidate in Economics at George Mason University, a PhD fellow with the Mercatus Center, and a Graduate Fellow with the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

My research interests lie at the intersection of the political economy of the criminal justice system, development economics, and market process economics. My current research explores the governance role of media produced by prisoners in the US criminal justice system with implications for criminal justice reform.

Selected Publications


2018, Is the Market Wage the Just Wage? A Reassessment of Factor Pricing and Distributive Justice, (with Peter J. Boettke and Rosolino Candela), Erasmus Journal of Philosophy and Economics.


2020, The Institutional Justice of the Market Process: Entrepreneurship, Increasing Returns and Income Distribution, (with Peter J. Boettke and Rosolino Candela) in Classical Liberal Perspectives on Economic Inequality, edited by Stephen Miller and G. P. Manish, New York: Routledge.

2020, Democracy in the Age of Mass Incarceration in The Political Economy of Alexis de Tocqueville, edited by Peter J. Boettke and Adam Martin, Palgrave Macmillan.

2019, Economics and Ethics in the Austrian School of Economics, (with Peter J. Boettke) in The Oxford Handbook of Ethics and Economics, edited by Mark White, Oxford University Press.


2020, Prison Periodicals and Institutional Change, in The Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, edited by Alain Marciano and Giovanni Battista Ramello, New York: Springer.

2021, Review of The Puzzle of the Prison Order: Why Life Behind Bars Varies Around the World by David Skarbek, in Review of Austrian Economics.

Courses Taught

Intro to Math Econ, Intermediate Macroeconomics, Microeconomic Principles