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 research interests broadly fall within the fields of Economic Growth and Development, with a particular emphasis on the role of institutions. My narrower focus is on the role of corruption within institutions. Within these areas of interest, I seek to thoroughly answer unexplored questions as an applied economist. 

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