My research interests include: The historical origins of modern liberal institutions. The relationship between state capacity and economic growth. The impact of environmental shocks on institutional change and economic outcomes. Applied Econometrics with a particular emphasis on spatial data. Identification and Causality.
I’m an Associate Professor of Economics at George Mason University. I’m also a Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, a faculty member at the Center for the Study of Public Choice, and an Affiliate Member of the CESifo Research Network.
Anne K. Blas, Industrial Organization of General Stores in Three Southern States After Emancipation (2022)
Andrew Thomas, Three Essays in Empirical Historical Economics (2022)
Gregory Golino, Three Essays on Anglo-American Labor Reform (2020)
Justin Moore, Three Essays on the Impact of Prolonged Warfare in Twentieth Century France (2019)