Byron B. Carson, III


Byron Carson is a PhD Candidate studying economics at George Mason University


I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Hampden-Sydney College in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia.  I earned my Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and I was a Dissertation Fellow and a Graduate Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics with the Mercatus Center. I graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

My research interests include Political Economy, Austrian economics, and the economics of epidemiology and public health. My work focuses on public and private means of disease prevention. seems that epidemiology is an area where economics as a social science may successfully compete with other approaches, coming out of the natural sciences. Despite its recent growth, the field of economic epidemiology remains in its infancy relative to its possibilities. The global importance of world-wide mortality caused by infectious disease ensures that such research will pay valuable dividends by improving the understanding of the way infectious diseases spread, and the ways individuals and institutions can control them.
— Tomas Philipson, 2000