Don Lavoie (my PhD thesis advisor) and me

Special Issue of The Journal of Private Enterprise containing articles by my former students on graduate education in economics

Former Students

2014

Erwin Dekker, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

 

PhD thesis: "The Viennese students of Civilization: Humility, Culture and Economics in Interwar Vienna and Beyond"

 

Current Position: Assistant Professor Cultural Economics, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

Olga Nicoara

 

PhD thesis: "Essays on Entrepreneurship and Social Change"

 

Current Position: Visiting Progfessor of Economics, Denison University

2013

Shruti Rajagopalan

 

PhD thesis: "Economic Analysis of Amendments to the Indian Constitution"

 

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Purchase College, State University of New York

2012

Nicholas A. Snow

 

PhD thesis: "Rumrunners, Hooligans, and Politicians: Essays on the Political Economy of Interventionism"

 

Current position: Senior Lecturer in Economics, The Ohio State University

2011

Alexander Fink

 

PhD thesis: "Three Essays in Political Economy with Applications to the Hanseatic League"

 

Current position: Assistant Professor, University of Leipzig, Institut fur Wirtschaftspolitik

 

Initial position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Economics-Jena

Daniel J. Smith

 

PhD thesis: "Heterogeneity and Exchange: La Convivencia"

 

Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy, Troy University

Adam C. Smith

 

PhD thesis: "The Calculus of Conflict"

 

Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Johnson and Wales University

 

Initial position: Instructor of Economics, Johnson and Wales University

Geoffrey Lea

 

PhD thesis: "Booms, Bubbles, and Busts: Three Essays in Business Cycles and the Housing Crisis of 2008"

 

Current position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Economics Department, University of Illinois-Springfield

 

Initial position: Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Illinois-Springfield

2010

Leonid Krasnozhon

 

PhD thesis: "Institutional Analysis of Ukraine's Post-Socialist Economic Development"

 

Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Loyola University New Orleans

 

Initial position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Texas-Arlington

 

Other positions: Adjunct Faculty of Political Science, Univeristy of North Texas

David Skarbek

 

PhD thesis: "The Economics of Prison and Street Gangs"

 

Current position: Lecturer in Political Economy, King's College London

 

Initial position: Searle Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Duke University

Tyler Watts

 

PhD thesis: "It's a Knowledge Problem World: Three Essays on the Knowledge Problem in Economics"

 

Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Ball State University

 

Initial Position: Instructor of Economics, Ball State University

2009

Josh Hill

 

PhD thesis: "The Agency Problem of Empire: British Bureaucracy and Institutional Path Dependence"

 

Current position: Assistant Business Professor, The American University of Iraq-Sulaimani

Jennifer Dirmeyer

 

PhD thesis: "The Political Economy of Local Governance and Service Provision"

 

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Hampden-Sydney College

Adam Martin

 

PhD thesis: "The Use of Knowledge in Comparative Economics"

 

Current position: Lecturer in Political Economy, King's College London

 

Initial position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Development Research Institute, New York University

 

Other positions: Program Director, Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies

Emily Schaeffer Skarbek

 

PhD thesis: "The Political Economy of Urban Reconstruction, Development and Planning"

 

Current position: Lecturer in Political Economy, King's College London

 

Initial position: Assistant Professor of Economics, San Jose State University

Michael Thomas

 

PhD thesis: "The Political Economy of Repugnance"

 

Current position: Lecturer in Economics, Utah State University

2008

Daniel J. D'Amico

 

PhD thesis: "The Imprisoner's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Proportionate Punishment"

 

Current position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Loyola University New Orleans

2007

Anthony Evans

 

PhD thesis: "Subjectivist Social Change: The Influence of Culture and Ideas on Economic Policy"

 

Current position: Associate Professor of Economics and Course Director, MEB London, European School of Management

 

Initial position: Affiliate Lecturer and Researcher, European School of Management

 

Other positions: Assistant Professor of Economics and Course Director, MEB London, European School of Management

2006

Stephen Miller

 

PhD thesis: "Three Essays on the Economics of Education"

 

Current position: Associate Professor of Economics, Western Carolina University

 

Initial position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Western Carolina University

2005

Christopher Coyne

 

PhD thesis: "After War: Essays on the Mechanisms for Successful Postwar Reconstruction and Social Change"

 

Current position: F.A. Harper Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Associate Director, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

 

Initial position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Hampden-Sydney College

 

Other positions: Assistant Professor of Economics, West Virginia University

Peter Leeson

 

PhD thesis: "Cooperation and Conflict: Self-enforcing Exchange among Socially Heterogenous Agents"

 

Current position: BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, George Mason University; Senior Fellow, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

 

Initial position: Assistant Professor of Economics, West Virginia University

2004

Christine Polek

 

PhD thesis: "Securities Laws in Transition Economies"

 

Current position: Economics Instructor, University of Massachusettes at Dartmouth

Scott Beaulier

 

PhD thesis: "Essays on Property Rights Economics: Towards an Evolutionary Theory of Property Rights and Its Application"

 

Current position: Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise and Associate Professor of Economics, Troy University; Executive Director, Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy at Troy University

 

Initial position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Mercer University

 

Other positions: Assistant Professor of Economics, Beloit College

2003

Virgil Storr

 

PhD thesis: "Enterprising Slaves and Master Pirates: Understanding Economic Life in the Bahamas"

 

Current position: Senior Research Fellow & Director of Graduate Student Programs, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Research Associate Professor, Economics Department, George Mason University; Don C. Lavoie Fellow, F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Benjamin Powell

 

PhD thesis: "Essays on Economic Development: Considering State Planning and Market Based Growth"

 

Current position: Director, Free Market Institute and Professor of Economics, Texas Tech University

 

Initial position: Assistant Professor of Economics, San Jose State University

 

Other positions: Associate Professor of Economics, Suffolk University

2002

Edward Stringham

 

PhD thesis: "Essays on Self-policing Networks in Financial Markets"

 

Current position: Lloyd V. Hackley Endowed Chair, Fayetteville State University

 

Initial position: Assistant Professor of Economics, San Jose State University

 

Other positions: Associate Professor of Economics, San Jose State University; Shelby Cullom Davis Visiting Associate Professor of American Business and Economic Enterprise, Trinity College

2001

Sahar Akhtar

 

PhD thesis: "Bundled Innovations: An Examination of the Influence of Selling Costs on Innovation"

 

Current position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia

 

Initial position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University

 

Other positions: PhD student in Philosophy, Duke University

1999

Gail M. Heffernan

 

PhD thesis: "Agency Theory, Innovation, and the Rules of the Game"

 

Current position: Economics Instructor, Florida Institute of Technology

Service on International Dissertation Committees

2011: University of Guelph

 

2011, 2008: University of Economics in Prague

 

2007: University of Nottingham Business School

 

2006: Universidad Francsisco Marroquin

 

2003: Universite de Droit, D'Economie et des Sciences d'Aix-Marseille III

 

2001: Universite de Paris-I-Pantheon-Sorbonne

 

2001: Stockholm School of Economics

 

1998: University de Paris-IX-Dauphine