I'm an associate professor in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University and Director of the North Dakota Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise.

I primarily teach courses in microeconomics, game theory and strategy, and public economics. I conduct research on applied topics using a variety of applied theoretical and econometric methods. My research has been published in journals such as Public Choice, Applied Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, and The Journal of Happiness Studies. Most recently my research has come to focus on the societal impacts of economic freedom. Generally, I will research anything as long as it is interesting! Current projects range from investigating economic freedom and philanthropy to the effect of personality trait on word of mouth in advertising.  

A more complete look at my professional accomplishments is available on my CV.