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2014 Center Doctorates

David Herbert defended his dissertation, “Towards a Catallactic Approach to Taxing and Spending.” Dr. Donald Boudreaux served on his committee.

Shawn DuBravac defended his dissertation, “Sentiment: On the Predictive Power of Search, Uncertainty Through the Business Cycle, and Abnormal Stock Returns.” Drs. Tyler Cowen, Alex Tabarrok, and Garett Jones served on his committee.

Zachary Gochenour defended his dissertation, “The Political Economy of Immigration.” Drs. Bryan Caplan and Don Boudreaux served on his committee.

Zeynab Masoudnia defended her dissertation, “The Market for Afterlife Salvation: On Endogenous Establishment and Abolishment of Purgatory in Christianity and its Effects on the Printing Industry.” Drs. David Levy, Daniel Houser, and Mark Koyama served on her committee.

Alexander Schibuola defended his dissertation, “Money, Capital, and Business Cycles.” Drs. Tyler Cowen and Garett Jones served on his committee.


2013 Center Doctorates

Brian Blase defended his dissertation, “Three Papers Toward a Better Understanding of State Medicaid Programs and Program Efficiency.” Drs. Thomas Stratmann and Alex Tabarrok served on his committee.

Mark Bonica defended his dissertation, “Adam Smith on Liberty and Reputation: Is Reputation Property? Are Defamation Laws Coercive?” Drs. Donald Boudreaux and Garett Jones served on his committee.

David Hedengren defended his dissertation, “Three Microeconomic Applications Using Administrative Records.” Drs. Thomas Stratmann, Bryan Caplan, Alex Tabarrok, and John Nye served on his committee.

Jayme Lemke defended her dissertation, “The Political Economy of Gender Disparity in Law.” Dr. Tyler Cowen served on her committee.

Rong Rong defended her dissertation, “Endogenous Network Formation: Experiments and Methods.” Dr. Tyler Cowen served on her committee.

He (Helen) Yang defended her dissertation, “Land Peasants in Late Imperial China: An Economic Analysis.” Drs. John Nye and Alex Tabarrok served on her committee.


2012 Center Doctorates

Alberto Bantiti defended his dissertation, “The Political Economy of Health Care: Technology and Public R&D” under Dr. Thomas Stratmann. Dr. Alex Tabarrok served on his committee.

Ronald Baty defended his dissertation, “Uncertainty and Bias in Global Warming” under Dr. Donald Boudreaux. Dr. David Levy served on his committee.

Jared Barton defended his dissertation, “Lies, Damned Lies, and Elections: Three Essays in Experimental Public Choice” Dr. Thomas Stratmann served on his committee.

Kenneth Conrad defended his dissertation, “Signals From the Equity and Options Markets for Stock Selection” under Dr. Bryan Caplan. Dr. Garett Jones served on his committee.

Nakul Kumar defended his dissertation, “The Political Economy of Indian Disaster Relief” under Dr. John Nye.

Shawn Miller defended his dissertation, “Are Software Patents Different? Evidence from the Empirical Analysis of Litigation” under Dr. Alex Tabarrok. Dr. Robin Hanson served on his committee.

 


2011 Center Doctorates

In Memoriam

Douglas Rogers

Douglas Rogers was awarded his doctorate posthumously for his dissertation, “Organizing Crime: Towards a Theory of the Criminal Firm,” under Dr. Peter Leeson.

 


 

Robert Warren Anderson defended his dissertation, “How To Expect the Portuguese Inquisition,” under Dr. John Nye.

 

William Christie defended his dissertation, “Laboratory Experiments in Voter Behavior,”under Dr. John Nye. Dr. Thomas Stratmann served on his committee.

 

Thomas L. Hogan defended his dissertation, “Essays on Money, Banking, and Finance.” Dr. Tyler Cowen served on his committee.

 

Kenneth Lee defended his dissertation, “Essays in Health Economics: Empirical Studies on the Determinants of Health,” under Dr. Robin Hanson. Dr. David Levy served on his committee.

Andrew Wallen defended his dissertation, “The Blessings of Security: Economic Consequences of Conflict,” under Dr. John Nye. Dr. Thomas Stratmann served on his committee.