Journal Articles

1. “Are Aid Agencies Changing their Practices?" Journal of International Development, 2020. (with C. Williamson)

2. “Transaction Cost Economics, Labor Law, and the Gig Economy,” Journal of Legal Studies, forthcoming (with S. Oranburg)

3. “African Chiefs: Comparative Governance under Colonial RulePublic Choice 174(3/4): 277-300, 2018.

4. “Disrupting the Employee and Contractor LawsUniversity of Chicago Legal Forum 15: 397-408, 2017.


5. “Federalism and the Police: An Applied Theory of Fiscal AttentionArizona State Law Journal 49(3): 907-933. 2017 (with P. Boettke and E. Piano)


6. “Re-evaluating Community Policing in a Polycentric SystemJournal of Institutional Economics 12(2): 305-325, 2016 (with P. Boettke and J. Lemke)

7. “Taming Leviathan Supreme Court Economic Review 23(1): 279-303, 2015 (with P. Boettke)

8. “Polycentricity, Self-governance, and the Art & Science of Association” Review of Austrian Economics 28(3): 311-335, 2015 (with P. Boettke and J. Lemke)

9. “James Buchanan’s Contributions in Constitutional Political Economy, Institutional Analysis, and Self-governanceJournal of Law, Economics, and Policy 10(3): 649-667, 2014 (with P. Boettke)

10. “Riding in Cars with Boys: Elinor Ostrom’s Adventures with the PoliceJournal of Institutional Economics 9(4): 407-425, 2014 (with P. Boettke and J. Lemke)


11. “Henry Hazlitt as an Intellectual Middleman of ‘Orthodox Economics’” History of Political Economy 45(5), 2013 (with P. Boettke)


1. The Decline and Rise of Institutions. Elements in Austrian Economics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 1-60: 2017. (with E. Piano and D. Skarbek)  

Book Chapters 

1. “Entrepreneurship, Institutions, and Economic Prosperity” in What America’s Decline in Economic Freedom Means for Entrepreneurship and Prosperity (Published by The Fraser Institute)

  • Book winner, Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award 2015

2. “The Comparative Political Economy of a CrisisAdvances in Austrian Economics 20: 235-263, 2015 (with P. Boettke)


3. “Balancing Flexibility and Rigidity: Do Unions Make Sense in the On-Demand Economy?” (with S. Oranburg) in The Cambridge Handbook of U.S. Labor Law: Reviving American Labor for a 21st Century Economy (Forthcoming, Cambridge University Press)


4. “Evaluating Aid Agencies: Challenges, Comparisons, and Causes of Best Aid Practices” in Foreign Aid and Economic Development: Micro and Macro Perspectives (Forthcoming, Palgrave-MacMillan)

5. "Silicon Valley vs. Main Street: Regulatory Impact on Entrepreneurial Ventures." In, Entrepreneurship and the Market Process (Ed. Diana Thomas). Rowman & Littlefield., 2020

Other Scholarly Publications (Policy Papers, Book Reviews)

1. “An Economic Analysis of Overtime Pay Regulations,” Mercatus Working Papers, April 2016 (with D. Boudreaux)

  • Submitted to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), April 2016

  • Invited (and accepted) to testify with OIRA, Washington D.C., May 4, 2016

  • Featured & interviewed for the Society for Human Resource Management, May 2016

  • Submitted to Department of Labor for a “Request for Information,” September 2017


2. “Does the DOL’s Overtime Regulation Make Sense in an Information Economy?” May 4, 2016. Mercatus Center Policy Brief

  • Briefed congressional staff at “Regulation University” event, Washington D.C. May 4, 2016


3. Review of F.Sabetti and P. Dragos Aligica (eds.), Choice, rules and collective action: the Ostroms on the study of institutions and governance, Public Choice 161(3/4): 547-549, 2014.


4. Review of Evan Osborne, Self-regulation and human progress: how society gains when we govern less, Public Choice, 178(1/2): 315-217, 2019. 

Work in Progress


1. “The Gig Economy, Transaction Costs, and Female Participation” (with P. Suarez), under review

2. “Technology Startups and Industry Specific Regulations” (with P. Suarez), under review

3. “Are Emerging Donors Engaging in Poor Aid Practices?” (with C. Williamson), under review

4. “Smart Contracts, Transaction Costs, and Decentralized Work”, work in progress 

5. “Native American Chiefs: How European Frontier Expansion Altered Indigenous Governance,” work in progress

6. “Polycentric Institutions and External Influence: Case Studies of Colonial Legacies on Indigenous Governance,” work in progress

7. Book: ER Economics: How Long-term Illnesses are Caused by Short-Term Cures (with P. Boettke)  

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