My broader research focus is in business cycle theory – especially in the role of error and capital misallocation.

I am also trained in computational methods, as some of my work (especially the paper on Khan and Thomas) is computationally intensive.

If you are interested in co-authoring a paper with me, feel free to contact me at

Selected Published Work

Income Equalization Does Not Confer Net Social Benefits. with Jonathan Lingenfelter, and Walter E. Block  Ekonomia – Wroclaw Economic Review 22, No.4 (Autumn 2016): [link]

Is There Such a Thing As a Skyscraper Curse? with Elizabeth Boyle and Mark Thornton, The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. 19, No. 2 (Summer 2016): [link]

A Review of Choice: Cooperation, Enterprise, and Human Action The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 19, No. 1 (Spring 2016) [link]

Simulating Price-Taking The Journal of Economic Education 46, No. 4, 2015 [link] [Online Appendix – Materials for Using the Demonstration]

The Marginal Efficiency of Capital, Comment and Reply in The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics. 2014, 2015

Unholy Matrimony: The Federal Reserve and Budget Policy. Chapter in The Fed at 100 – a Critical View on the Federal Reserve System. Salerno, Joseph and David Howden (Ed.) Springer. 2014.

Inventories, Business Cycles, and Capital Utilization,  Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics 18, No. 3 (October 2013) [abstract]

Central Planning’s Computation Problem, The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp 227-246 (2013) [pdf]

Expansionary Monetary Policy and Decreasing Entrepreneurial Quality, The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp 172-194 (2012) [pdf]

Comment on Young, The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp 60-62 (2009) [pdf]

Essays in Capital Utilization, Dissertation (2010), [OhioLink]

Works in Progress

Time Preference and Liquidity Preference: An Attempt at Reconciliation.

Entrepreneurs v Game Theory.

Why Skyscrapers? A Spatial Economic Approach.

Dispelling the Winner’s Curse: the Role of the Financial System.

Unpublished Report

Covid-19 Response: A Tentative Cost Benefit Analysis [pdf]


Improved HP filter (m file) – A “MATLABification” of the FORTRAN code implemented by Khan and Thomas.  More memory efficient and faster than Izvorski’s HP filter m-file.

Selected Presentation Links

Money, Mises University 2013 [video here]

Central Planning’s Computation Problem, Austrian Scholars Conference 2012 [audio here]

How the Fed Hurts You, Case Western Reserve University, Students for Liberty, April 17, 2012 [video here]