I'm currently interested in how economic and political institutions impact those living in extreme and moderate poverty in the developing world.
I'm also interested in viewing development through the lens of public choice.
"Economic Institutions and Global Poverty"
(job market paper)
"Economic Freedom, Democracy, and Economic Performance"
"The Supporting Role of Democracy in Reducing Global Poverty"
"Foreign Aid and Global Poverty"
"Regularizing and Augmenting the World Bank Poverty Rates"
The complete poverty dataset is listed below.
Work in Progress
"Institutional Change through Market Exchange"
"From Democracy to Economic Freedom"
"Contraceptive Foreign Aid"
"The Crash of 2008: Causes and Lessons to Be Learned" (with J. D. Gwartney). Social Education
. 73(2) 2009: 63-67.
"Economic Freedom and Global Poverty" (with J. D. Gwartney). In Mark D. White, ed., Accepting the Invisible Hand
. New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2010.
Regularized and augmented World Bank poverty dataset (Poverty.xlsx