Beginning in August 2022, I will be a Teaching Professor in the Department of Economics at Xavier University. I am currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at George Mason University and am a Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.
My research focuses on political economy, economic sociology, Austrian economics, and applied microeconomics, particularly as it relates to markets & morality and the COVID-19 pandemic. My dissertation is titled "The Political Economy of COVID-19" is focused on exploring the COVID-19 pandemic through a political, social, and economic lens. My committee chairman is Virgil H. Storr, and my other committee members are Peter J. Boettke and Christopher Coyne.
My work has been published by Cambridge, The Review of Austrian Economics, Studies in Comparative International Development, The Independent Review, and Routledge, and is currently under review at several journals. I'm currently working on several projects on the economic and political consequences of COVID-19 policies, including the political incentives of mask mandates and the disruption to commercial relationships following shutdowns.
I received my B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College (2018), an M.A. in economics from George Mason University (2020), and Ph.D. (2022, expected) in economics from George Mason University.
I hearken from the Midwest. When I'm not reading, researching, or teaching, I love to ski, bake cheesecake, and take my dog, Nora, on walks.