Research


Refereed Journal Articles

17. "Swindled or Served? A Survey of Payday Lending Customers in Southeast Alabama," (with Christy A. Bronson). Southern Business and Economics Journal, forthcoming.*

16. Occupational Licensing in Alabama." Labour & Industry, forthcoming. 

15. “Coordination in Disaster: Non-price Learning and the Allocation of Resources after Natural Disasters” (with Daniel Sutter)​. The Review of Austrian Economics, forthcoming.

14. "The Demoralizing Trap of Keynesianism" (with Sean Patrick Alvarez). Journal of Markets & Morality, forthcoming.*

13. "What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Knowledge Problems in Monetary Policy," (with Alexander W. Salter). Contemporary Economic Policy 35(3) 2017: 505-517. 

12. "Evolving Views on Monetary Policy in the Thought of Hayek, Friedman, and Buchanan" (with Peter J. Boettke). The Review of Austrian Economics 29(4) 2016: 351-370. 

11. “Education in a Robust Political Economy” (with Scott A. Beaulier and Benjamin G. Tegethoff). School System Reform Journal 2016: 1-34.*

10. "An Episodic History of Federal Reserve Independence" (with Peter J. Boettke). The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 20(1) 2015.

9. "Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: A Framework for the Intimate and Extended Orders.” Studies in Emergent Order 7 2014: 239-257. 

8. "Heterogeneity and Exchange: Safe-Conducts in Medieval Spain." The Review of Austrian Economics27(2) 2014: 183-197. 

7. "Federal Reserve Independence: A Centennial Review" (with Peter J. Boettke). The Journal of Prices & Markets 1(1) 2013: 31-48.

6. "Response and Recovery after the Joplin Tornado: Lessons Applied and Lessons Learned" (with Daniel Sutter). The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 18(2) 2013: 165-188.

5. "Technology and the Architecture of Emergent Orders" (with Scott A. Beaulier and Daniel Sutter). Studies in Emergent Order 5 2012: 157-176. 

4. "The Impact of Nobel Prize Winners: Mainline vs. Mainstream" (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander Fink). American Journal of Economics and Sociology 71(5) 2012: 1219-1249.

3. "Hooligans" (with Peter T. Leeson and Nicholas A. Snow). Revue d'Économie Politique 122(2) 2012: 213-231.

2. "Norms in Sports Contests: The Tour de France" (with Alexander Fink). Journal of Sport Management 26(1) 2012: 43-52.

1. "The Evolution of Economics: Where We Are and How We Got Here" (with Peter J. Boettke and Peter T. Leeson). Long Term View 7(1) 2008: 14-22. 


​Academic Book Chapters

7. “Been There Done That: The Political Economy of Déjà Vu, 1950 and 2010” (with Peter J. Boettke and Nicholas A. Snow). In, Steven Kates' (Ed.) Keynesian Economics and its Critics. Gloucestershire, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming. Reprint of, Peter J. Boettke, Daniel J. Smith, and Nicholas A. Snow (2011). "Been There Done That: The Political Economy of Déjà vu, 1950 and 2010." In, Steven Kates’ (Ed.), The Global Financial Crisis: What Have We Learnt. Gloucestershire, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011. 

6. “The Theory of Social Cooperation Historically Contemplated” (with Peter J. Boettke). In, Robert F. Garnett Jr., Paul Lewis, and Lenore T. Ealy's (Eds.), Commerce and Community: Ecologies of Social Cooperation. London and New York: Routledge, 2015. 

​5. "On Your Mark, Get Set, Develop!" (with Scott A. Beaulier). In, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne's (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics. 2015.

4. “Już tu Byłem, Już to Robiłem: Ekonomia Polityczna Spod Znaku Déjà Vu” (with Peter J. Boettke and Nicholas A. Snow). In, Leszek Balcerowicz’s (Ed.), Odkrywając Wolność: Przeciw Zniewoleniu Umysłów.Warsawa, Polska: Zysk I S-Ka Wydawnictwo, 2012. Translation of “Been There Done That: The Political Economy of Déjà Vu, 1950 and 2010," In, Steven Kates' (Ed.), The Global Financial Crisis: What Have We Learnt? Gloucestershire, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011.

3. “The Impact of Nobel Prize Winners: Mainline vs. Mainstream” (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander Fink). In, Daniel Sutter’s (Ed.), Different but Equal: Documenting the Contribution of Dissident Scholars. United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012. Reprint of “The Impact of Nobel Prize Winners: Mainline vs. Mainstream,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology 71(5) 2012: 1219-1249.  

2. “Been There Done That: The Political Economy of Déjà Vu, 1950 and 2010” (with Peter J. Boettke and Nicholas A. Snow). In, Steven Kates’ (Ed.), The Global Financial Crisis: What Have We Learnt. Gloucestershire, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011. 

1. “Private Solutions to Public Disasters: Self-Reliance and Social Resilience” (with Peter J. Boettke). In, William Kern’s (Ed.), The Economics of Natural and Unnatural Disasters. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute, 2010. 


Academic Book Reviews

5. "Sebastian Mallaby's The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan." The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy, forthcoming. 

4. "Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, and Laura Grube's Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship." The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 21(4): 621-623.

3. "Jocelyn Pixley and G. C. Harcourt, Financial Crisis and the Nature of Capitalist Money. The Journal of the History of Economic Thought, 2016 38(4): 518-523. 

2. "Monetary Policy and the Onset of the Great Depression: The Myth of Benjamin Strong as Decisive Leader," EH.net, 2015. 

1. "Mark Pennington, Robust Political Economy: Classical Liberalism and the Future of Public Policy." Journal of Value Inquiry, 2012 46(4): 519-522.


Policy Papers and Book Chapters

5. "Alabama at the Crossroads: An Economic Guide to a Fiscally Sustainable Future" (with John A. Dove). Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2016. 

4. “School Service Privatization in Alabama" (with Robin P. K. Aguiar-Hicks). In, Daniel Sutter's (Ed.), Improving Lives in Alabama: A Vision for Economic Freedom and Prosperity, 2015.**

3. "Reforming Occupational Licensing in Alabama." In, Daniel Sutter's (Ed.), Improving Lives in Alabama: A Vision for Economic Freedom and Prosperity. 2015.

2. “Gauging the Perception of Cronyism in the United States” (with Daniel Sutter). Mercatus Center Policy Paper, 2012. 

1. “Survey 2007: More Growth in School Support Service Privatization” (with Michael LaFaive). Policy Brief. Midland, MI: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2007. 


Amici Curiae

3. Ndioba Niang and Tameka Stigers v. Emily Carroll, “Brief of Amici Curiae Public Chioce Scholars in Support of Appellants and Reversal.” (2017, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Institute for Justice, Chad W. Pekron, Thomas H. Wyatt, and Sarah E. DeLoach). 

2. Sensational Smiles, LLC, DBA Smile Bright v. Jewel Mullen, "Brief of Public Choice Economics Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner." (2015, U.S. Supreme Court, Institute for Justice, Andrew D. Prins and Andrew P. Tamayo). 

1. North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, "Brief of Amici Curiae Scholars of Public Choice Economics in Support of Respondent." (2014, U.S. Supreme Court, Institute for Justice, William H. Mellor, Dana Berliner, and Paul M. Sherman).


Working Papers

"Breaking Bad: Public Pensions and the Loss of that Old-Time Fiscal Religion."

"Central Banking without Romance," (with Robin P. K. Aguiar-Hicks and Thomas L. Hogan). Revise and resubmit.**

"Constraining Elites: The Self-Enforcing Constitution of the Patricians of Venice," (with Rania A. Al-Bawwab).**

"Money as a Meta-Rule: Buchanan's Constitutional Economics as a Necessity for Monetary Stability," (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander W. Salter)​

"Political Economists or Political Economist? The Role of Political Environments in the Formation of Fed Policy Under Burns, Greenspan, and Bernanke," (With Alexander W. Salter).

​“Recovery, Fast or Slow? The Cost of Post-Disaster Planning to Reduce Hazard Vulnerability,” (with Daniel Sutter). 

“Soviet Sports and the Feasibility of Central Planning,” (with Daniel Sutter).

"The Economic Consequences of Pension Underfunding: Evidence from the Retirement Systems of Alabama," (with John A. Dove).

"The Emergence, Restoration, and Resiliency of Self-Governance," (with William Gordon Miller).  

​​​"The Impact of Public Pension Board of Trustee Composition on State Bond Ratings," (with John A. Dove and Courtney A. Collins). Revise and resubmit.

"The Undertaker's Cut: Challenging the Rational Basis for Casket Licensing," (with Noah Trudeau). Revise and resubmit.**

​“War, Gold, & the U.S. Economy: Performance of the Federal Reserve and the Gold Standard,” (with Thomas L. Hogan). 

“Soviet Sports and the Feasibility of Central Planning,” (with Daniel Sutter).



​* Undergraduate coauthor
** Graduate coauthor