About Me

About Me

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I am an Associate Professor in Economics at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. I am also an affiliated scholar with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University and an affiliated scholar with the Foundation for Economic Education. I am a Senior Fellow at the Pegasus Institute in Louisville, Kentucky and a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute based out of Oakland, California.  I earned my PhD in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 2015. 

My broader research interests include Austrian Economics, Political Economy and Public Choice, Defense and Peace Economics, and Institutions and Economic Development. My work includes topics surrounding the U.S. military and national defense, including, domestic police militarizatio
n, arm sales, weapons as foreign aid, the cost of military mobilization, and the political economy of military technology. I am currently researching how democratic institutions maybe particularly susceptible to propaganda as well as the relationship between militarism and domestic extremism.

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