Research

About my Research

My research focuses on political economy, economic sociology, Austrian economics, and applied microeconomics, particularly as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic. My dissertation is focused on exploring the COVID-19 pandemic through the political, social, and economic lens, and my committee chairman is Virgil Storr. My work has been published by Cambridge and is currently under review at several journals, including Constitutional Political Economy, The Review of Austrian Economics, Rationality and Society, and Studies in Comparative International Development. 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. 

Publications

“Tocquevillian Association and the Market” (with Virgil Storr) in Cambridge Companion to Democracy in America, eds. Richard Boyd (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).  

Under Review

“Trust and Envy: The Political Economy of Business Groups in Developing Countries” (with Nathaniel Leff, Jeffry Frieden, and Shelby Grossman). 

“COVID-19, Collective Narratives, and Mask Usage” (with Virgil Storr).

“Commercial Friendships During COVID-19” (with Virgil Storr and Michael Romero).

Working Papers

“Elements of Economic Sociology in Classical Political Economy” (with Virgil Storr). Working paper for a Routledge Handbook on economic sociology. 

“A Model of Entrepreneurship in Times of Pandemic.”

“Aristotle’s Friendship in the Marketplace” (with Virgil Storr and Ginny Choi).