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I’m a professor of political economy in the program on Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Duke University.  In addition to guiding students through independent studies, I teach (or have taught) the following courses and seminars:

  • Capitalism, For and Against (1st-year seminar)
  • Introduction to Political Economy
  • PPE Gateway (“Prisoners Dilemma and Distributive Justice”)
  • PPE Capstone (4th-year seminar)
  • Choosing in Groups: The Science of Social Choice
  • The Scope of American Government: Theory, History, Future Paths
  • American Values, Institutions, and Culture, 1760-1845
  • Research Methods for the Honors Thesis

I have presented papers at sessions of the PPE Society, Public Choice Society, American Political Science Association, Eastern Economic Association, Association of Private Enterprise Education, CFA Society, and the Bastiat Society. My work also has appeared in Reason Papers, Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, the Cato Journal, and The Independent Review.

Assessments from Students:

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