Don will forever be the guiding hand that prods me to be a better scholar and teacher.
— "Remembering Don Lavoie (1951-2001): A Student's Perspective"

Peter J. Boettke’s mentor was Don Lavoie, who was the David H. and Charles G. Koch Chair of Economics at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University. You can read his remembrance of Lavoie here.

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Raymond c. niles

Doctoral Dissertation: “Entrepreneurial Discovery Capital,” 2018

Initial/Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics and Management, DePauw University

Personal Website

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rosolino candela

Doctoral Dissertation: “Three Essays on the Economics of Property Rights with Applications to the Political Economy of Italian Unification,” 2017

Current Position: Associate Director, Academic & Student Programs and Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Initial Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Political Theory Project and Lecturer in Economics, Brown University

Personal Website

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Anna B. faria

Doctoral Dissertation: “Coffee Culture: Three Essays on The Political Economy and Development of Brazil in the Early Twentieth Century,” 2017

Initial/Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

Personal Website

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Ionut Sterpan (1981-2017)

Doctoral Dissertation: “Polycentricity and the Theory of Order,” 2017

Dissertation Director: Paul Dragos Aligica

Initial Position: Lecturer, Department of Management and Research Fellow, Center for Innovation, American University

Mercatus Center Bio

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Megan V. Teague

Doctoral Dissertation: “Three Essays on Morality, Identity, and Economic Regulation,” 2017

Dissertation Director: Virgil Henry Storr

Initial/Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, West Chester University

Personal Website

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Stefanie Haeffele

Doctoral Dissertation: “The Political Economy of Nonprofit Social Enterprises,” 2016

Dissertation Director: Virgil Henry Storr

Initial/Current Position: Deputy Director, Academic & Student Programs and Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Personal Website

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Laura Grube

Doctoral Dissertation: “Disaster Recovery and the Role of Self-Governance,” 2015

Dissertation Director: Virgil Henry Storr

Initial/Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Beloit College

Personal Website

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Liya Palagashvili

Doctoral Dissertation: “Aid and the Role of External Influence in Polycentric Institutions,” 2015

Initial/Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Purchase College, SUNY

Personal Website

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Solomon Stein

Doctoral Dissertation: “Theory and Method in Contemporary Interpretations of the Market Process,” 2015

Current Position: Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Initial Position: Research Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Mercatus Center Bio

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Vlad Tarko

Doctoral Dissertation: “Polycentric Governance: A Theoretical and Empirical Exploration,” 2015

Dissertation Director: Paul Dragos Aligica

Initial/Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Dickinson College

Personal Website

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Olga Nicoara

Doctoral Dissertation: “Essays on Entrepreneurship and Social Change,” 2014

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Ursinus College

Initial Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, Denison University

Personal Website

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Arielle John

Doctoral Dissertation: “Three Essays on Culture and Economic Activity,” 2013

Dissertation Director: Virgil Henry Storr

Current Position: Associate Director, Academic & Student Programs and 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, Beloit College

Mercatus Center Bio

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Shruti Rajagopalan

Doctoral Dissertation: “Economic Analysis of Amendments to the Indian Constitution,” 2013

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

Personal Website

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Nicholas A. Snow

Doctoral Dissertation: “Rumrunners, Hooligans, and Politicians: Essays on the Political Economy of Interventionism,” 2012

Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Wabash College

Initial Position: Senior Lecturer, The Ohio State University

Personal Website

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Alexander Fink

Doctoral Dissertation: “Three Essays in Political Economy with Applications to the Hanseatic League,” 2011

Current Position: Lecturer, University of Leipzig, Institut fur Wirtschaftspolitik

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

Personal Website

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Geoffrey Lea

Doctoral Dissertation: “Booms, Bubbles, and Busts: Three Essays in Business Cycles and the Housing Crisis of 2008,” 2011

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

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

Hampden-Sydney College Bio

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Adam C. Smith

Doctoral Dissertation: “The Calculus of Conflict,” 2011

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Johnson & Wales University

Initial Position: Instructor of Economics, Johnson & Wales University

Johnson & Wales University Bio

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Daniel J. Smith

Doctoral Dissertation: “Heterogeneity and Exchange: La Convivencia,” 2011

Current Position: Associate Professor of Economics and Director, Political Economy Research Institute, Middle Tennessee State University

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Troy University

Personal Website

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Joshua P. Hill

Doctoral Dissertation: “The Agency Problem of Empire: British Bureaucracy and Institutional Path Dependence,” 2010

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Montanta State University Billings

Initial Position: Assistant Business Professor, The American University of Iraq-Sulaimani

Montana State University Billings Bio

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Leo Krasnozhon

Doctoral Dissertation: “Institutional Analysis of Ukraine's Post-Socialist Economic Development,” 2010

Current Position: Associate Professor of Economics, Loyola University New Orleans

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

Loyola University New Orleans Bio

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David Skarbek

Doctoral Dissertation: “The Economics of Prison and Street Gangs,” 2010

Current Position: Associate Professor in Political Science, Brown University

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

Personal Website

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Tyler Watts

Doctoral Dissertation: “It's a Knowledge Problem World: Three Essays on the Knowledge Problem in Economics,” 2010

Current Position: Associate Professor of Economics, Ferris State University

Initial Position: Instructor of Economics, Ball State University

Ferris State University Bio

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Jennifer Dirmeyer

Doctoral Dissertation: “The Political Economy of Local Governance and Service Provision,” 2009

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Ferris State University

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

Ferris State University Bio

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Adam G. Martin

Doctoral Dissertation: “The Use of Knowledge in Comparative Economics,” 2009

Current Position: Assistant Professor and Political Economy Research Fellow, Free Market Institute, Texas Tech University

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

Personal Website

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Emily (Schaeffer) Skarbek

Doctoral Dissertation: “The Political Economy of Urban Reconstruction, Development and Planning,” 2009

Current Position: Research Assistant Professor, Political Theory Project, Brown University

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

Personal Website

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Michael D. Thomas

Doctoral Dissertation: “The Political Economy of Repugnance,” 2009

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Creighton University

Initial Position: Researcher in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Utah State University

Personal Website

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Daniel J. D’Amico

Doctoral Dissertation: “The Imprisoner's Dilemma: The Political Economy of Proportionate Punishment,” 2008

Current Position: Associate Director, Political Theory Project and Lecturer in Economics, Brown University

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Loyola University

Personal Website

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Anthony J. Evans

Doctoral Dissertation: “Subjectivist Social Change: The Influence of Culture and Ideas on Economic Policy,” 2007

Current Position: Professor of Economics, ESCP Europe Business School

Initial Position: Assistant Professor, ESCP Europe Business School

Personal Website

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Stephen C. Miller

Doctoral Dissertation: “Three Essays on the Economics of Education,” 2006

Current Position: Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise and Associate Professor of Economics, Troy University

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Western Carolina University

Personal Website

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Christopher J. Coyne

Doctoral Dissertation: “After War: Essays on the Mechanisms for Successful Postwar Reconstruction and Social Change,” 2005

Current Position: Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University and 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

Personal Website

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Peter T. Leeson

Doctoral Dissertation: “Cooperation and Conflict: Self-enforcing Exchange among Socially Heterogenous Agents,” 2005

Current Position: Duncan Black Professor of Economics and Law, George Mason University and 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

Personal Website

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Scott Beaulier

Doctoral Dissertation: “Essays on Property Rights Economics: Towards an Evolutionary Theory of Property Rights and Its Application,” 2004

Current Position: Dean for the College of Business, North Dakota State University

Initial Position: Assistant Professor of Economics, Mercer University

Personal Website

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Christine Polek

Doctoral Dissertation: “Securities Laws in Transition Economies,” 2004

Current Position: Senior Associate, The Brattle Group

The Brattle Group Bio

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Benjamin Powell

Doctoral Dissertation: “Essays on Economic Development: Considering State Planning and Market Based Growth,” 2003

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

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

Personal Website

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Virgil Henry Storr

Doctoral Dissertation: “Enterprising Slaves and Master Pirates: Understanding Economic Life in the Bahamas,” 2003

Current Position: Vice President, Academic & Student Programs and Don C. Lavoie Senior Fellow, F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University

Personal Website

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Edward Peter Stringham

Doctoral Dissertation: “Essays on Self-policing Networks in Financial Markets,” 2002

Current Position: Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation, Trinity College; President, American Institute for Economic Research

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

AIER Bio

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Sahar Akhtar

Doctoral Dissertation: “Bundled Innovations: An Examination of the Influence of Selling Costs on Innovation,” 2001

Current Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Virginia

Initial Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University

Personal Website

 

Gail M. Heffernan

Doctoral Dissertation: “Agency Theory, Innovation, and the Rules of the Game,” 1999

Initial Position: Economics Instructor, Florida Institute of Technology


Service on International Dissertation Committees

2016, 2006: Universidad Francsisco Marroquin

2014: Erasmus University

2011: University of Guelph

2011, 2008: University of Economics in Prague

2007: University of Nottingham Business School

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


In Fall 2010, The Journal of Private Enterprise released a Special Issue containing articles by Peter J. Boettke’s former students on graduate education in economics.