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, The Review of Austrian Economics, Studies in Comparative International Development, and Routledge, and is currently under review at several journals, including Constitutional Political Economy and Rationality and Society. 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. 


Research Papers

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

Book Chapters


Elements of Economic Sociology in Classical Political Economy” (with Virgil H. Storr) in Milan Zafirovski (ed.), International Handbook of Economic Sociology, London: Routledge, forthcoming.

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

Book Reviews

Review of The Lonely Century: How to Restore Human Connection in a World That’s Pulling Apart, by Noreena Hertz, Rev Austrian Econ (2021). 

Under Review

“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. 

“Constituent Beliefs Around Mask Usage and Governors’ Responses.”

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

“The Political Economy of Mask Mandates” (with Virgil Storr).