Welcome

I am currently a research fellow at the Free Market Institute and an assistant professor of agricultural and applied economics in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Texas Tech University.

My primary field of research is development economics, with an emphasis on the role of government. As such, my work is multidisciplinary in nature and frequently crosses field specific boundaries within economics.  I seek to thoroughly answer unexplored questions in the realm of development economics as an applied economist. 

Here you will find my most recent CV, recent publications, working papers,  teaching evaluations, and contact information.