I am an assistant professor of economics in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. I am also a faculty fellow at the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and a faculty scholar at at the Sheila and Robert Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth at NDSU.
I am an applied microeconomist with research interests in Health Economics, Environmental Economics, Development Economics, and Political Economy. My research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals such as Health Economics, Public Choice, Journal of Institutional Economics, Review of Development Economics, Economics of Disasters and Climate Change, Disasters, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, and Climate and Development.
I live in West Fargo, North Dakota with my wife, son, and pet children (a cat and a dog). When the school is not in session, we enjoy hiking, biking, and backpacking.