My joint paper with Richard Vedder "Public policy, higher education and income inequality in the United States: Have we reach diminishing returns," which was recently published in the journal Social Philosophy & Policy, has been getting some national press. It was recently cited in articles appearing in Newsweek and National Review.
My working paper "A Tale of Two Capitalisms:Perilous Misperceptions About Capitalism, Entrepreneurship, Government, and Inequality" was recently discussed on the popular Contra Corner blog. A version of the paper will appear as the lead chapter in the forthcoming book Economic Behavior, Entrepreneurship and Economic Freedom, which is to be published by Edward Elgar.
Richard Vedder and I published our paper "A Dynamic Analysis of Economic Freedom and Income Inequality in the 50 U.S. States: Empirical Evidence of a Parabolic Relationship" in a 2013 issue of the Journal of Regional Analysis & Policy. In the paper, we find that economic freedom across U.S. states is associated with less income inequality, but that there may exist a Kuznets freedom-inequality curve such that inequality increases with economic freedom up to a certain level of freedom, but additional increases in economic freedom beyond this level are associated with less inequality. This paper has been cited numerous times by policy organizations and the media, including mentions by The National Center for Policy Analysis, The Freeman, Towhhall, the Hawaii Free Press and Reason
Two recent higher education policy papers have cited my research. Labor Intensive or Labor Expensive, a report by the Delta Cost Project on higher education staffing cites my 2009 report, Trends in the Higher Education Labor Force.
"Dollars, Cents, and Nonsense: The Harmful Effects of Federal Student Aid Programs," a study by the Center for College Affordability on government finance of higher education cites my paper published by the Independent Review, Myth Busting: The Laissez Faire Origins of American Higher Education.
Assistant Professor of Economics at Patrick Henry College.