Hampden-Sydney College, Visiting Assistant Professor, 2017-present
Title: The Political Economy of Epidemiology
Committee: Christopher J. Coyne (chair), Peter J. Boettke, and Peter T. Leeson
Summary: My dissertation develops an institutional framework to epidemiology that explains the conditions under which private actors resolve collective action problems associated with the prevention of infectious diseases. This framework is applied to a number of historical and modern cases from the United States and across the world to show that despite the theoretical problems of externalities and free riding, private coordination is more likely than previously thought. This is the case when people capture the benefits of prevention or lower the cost of coordination. The main conclusion is that private means of disease prevention can be a significant alternative to state provision of public health goods. This is especially important for people who do not have access to functional governmental health institutions.
Job Market Paper: "The Informal Norms of HIV Prevention: The Emergence and Erosion of the Condom Code."
George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia
Ph.D. Student in Economics, 2017
M.A. in Economics, 2013
Primary Fields: Public Choice and Austrian Economics
Secondary Fields: Development and Health Economics, Economics of Epidemiology
Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee
B.A. in Economics, 2011
"Firm-Led Malaria Prevention in the United States, 1910-1920," The American Journal of Law and Medicine, 2016, 42: 310-332.
"Infectious Ideas: The Transformation of Economic Epidemiology, 1993-2016.” Submitted to Oeconomia for special issue on Health Economics.
“Informal Norms, Stigma, and Disease Prevention.” Submitted to The Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics for special issue on Health and Stigma.
"The Institutional Diversity of Prevention and Epidemiology" - (2017)
"Property Rights, Profit, and Ebola Prevention" - (2017)
"Angus Deaton's, The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality." The Review of Austrian Economics, 2015, 28(4): 443-447.
Hampden-Sydney College, Fall 2017
Introduction to Economics, Econ 101
Money and Banking, Econ 103
George Mason University, 2013-2017
Economies in Transition, Econ 380
Intermediate Microeconomics, Econ 306
Economics of Developing Areas, Econ 360
African Economic Development, Econ 362
Health Law Professor's Conference - June 2016
"Firm-led Disease Prevention in Liberia during the 2014 Ebola Epidemic"
Public Choice Society Annual Conference - March 2016
"Market-based HIV Prevention in South Africa, 2000-2015"
Symposium on Global Infectious Diseases: New Challenges and Solutions - January 2016
"Firm-led Malaria Prevention in the United States, 1910-1920"
Southern Economics Association Annual Conference - November 2015
"The Institutions of Disease Prevention and Epidemiology"