Research

Recent Publications

"The Political Economy of the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service" (Forthcoming) Economic Development Quarterly.

“Rent-Seeking in the Classroom and Textbooks: Where are we after 50 Years?” (With Joshua Hall and Amir Neto). (Forthcoming). Public Choice. Download

“Regionalization and Consolidation of Municipal Taxes and Services” (With Joshua Hall and Yang Zhou). (2018) Review of Regional Studies, 48:245-262. Download

“The Political Economy of Brexit: Explaining the Vote” (With Yang Zhou). (2017) Applied Economics Letters, 24(16):1131-1134. Download

“Does Crime Affect Entrepreneurship? A Discussion of the Current Literature” (With Amanda Ross). (2016) Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, 5(3), 254-272. Download


Papers Under Review

"The Economic Impact of City-County Consolidations: A Synthetic Control Approach" (With Joshua Hall and Yang Zhou) Download

“The Spatial Distribution of Urban Consumer Service Firms: Evidence from Yelp Reviews” (With Brad Humphreys) Download

“Reaching for the Stars: Spatial Competition and Consumer Reviews”