Research InterestsMicroeconomics, Economics of Religion, Economic Education, Economics of Crime, Public Choice Theory
EducationBA, MA, PhD, York University.
Graduate Diploma in Strategic Studies. York University
PublicationsRefereed Journal Articles
(2017) The Rewards of Predatory Publications at a Small Business School. Journal of Scholarly Publishing 48(3): 137-160. [lead article]
(2017) The Effects of Remand and Bail on Efficient Sentences. Economics Letters 154: 51-54.
(2017, with Stan Miles) The Economics of Scams. Review of Law and Economics 13(1): 1-18. [lead article]
(2015) Can early release both reduce prison costs and increase deterrence? Economics Letters. 135: 69-71.
(2015, with Stan Miles) Deterring repeat offenders with escalating penalty schedules: A Bayesian approach. Economics of Governance 16(3): 229-250.
(2013) An Afterlife Capital Model of Religious Choice. Journal Economic Behavior and Organization 92: 32-44.
(2012) Deterrence: Increased Enforcement versus Harsher Penalties. Economic Letters 117(3): 561-562. [Selected as "Editor's pick"]
(2010) When is it efficient to treat juvenile offenders more leniently than adult offenders? Economics of Governance 11(4): 351-371.
(2010) A model of religion and death. Journal of Socio-Economics 39(1): 46-54.
(2008) Capital ownership and the political economy of free trade agreements. Journal of Economic Integration 23(2): 360-389.
(2007) Does the choice of introductory microeconomics textbook matter? Journal of Economic Education 38(3): 279-296.
(2006) Microfoundations of influencing public opinion: Lobbying and voting for trade policies. Journal of Economic Integration 21(3): 551-576.
(2004) Can making it harder to convict criminals ever reduce crime? European Journal of Law and Economics 18(2): 191-201.
(2000) Revealed preference tests of the Stolper-Samuelson theorem. The International Trade Journal 14(4): 355-375.
(2003) Review of Dennis C. Mueller (2003), Public Choice III. The International Journal of Social Economics 30(10): 1110-1112.
(2002) Review of William Thomson (2001), A Guide for the Young Economist: Writing and Speaking Effectively about Economics. Kyklos 55(4): 602-603.
(2001) Review of Peter Moser (2000), The Political Economy of Democratic Institutions. Kyklos 54(4): 636-638.
(2001) Review of Dennis Mueller (2000/1996), Constitutional Economics. The International Journal of Social Economics 29(5): 428-431.
(2017) Are Universities Complicit in Predatory Publishing? Ottawa Citizen, April 5, 2017.
(2016) Crime (Incentives to). Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, edited by Alain Marciano and Giovanni Ramello. Springer Publishing.
(2009) A model of religion and death. Lighthouse Economic Review. May. (An invited overview of the referred version of the paper)
(2006) Test Bank to accompany Colander, Richter and Rockerbie's Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, 3rd Canadian edition.
(2000) Public goods. Economic Tools for Schools 2(1): 5-7. (Published by the Centre for Public Policy Evaluation, Massey University, Palmerston North).
(2000) Web-sites for economic jobs. Asymmetric Information 7:7 (Published by the New Zealand Association of Economists).
(2000) Pure theory and applied economics: Content, problems and the appropriate balance. In Analytical Skills for Social Issues: Reason or Delusion, ed. Stuart Birks. Palmerston North, NZ: Massey University, Centre for Public Policy Evaluation.