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EDUCATION 

George Mason University                                                                                                 Fairfax, VA

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics                                                                            May 2017 (expected)         

Primary Fields: Applied Microeconomics and Political Economy

Secondary Fields:  Development and Law and Economics

George Mason University                                                                                                 Fairfax, VA

M.A. in Economics                                                                                                               May 2015          

Primary Fields: Applied Microeconomics and Political Economy

Secondary Fields:  Development and Law and Economics

University of San Diego                                                                                              San Diego, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Minor in Mathematics                                                                    May 2012

GPA: 3.72, Selected for Honors Program                                                                            Dean’s List

Magna Cum Laude

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS 

Mercatus Center Ph.D. Fellowship                                                                       Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Michael and Andrea Leven Family Foundation Fellow                                                   Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Humane Studies Fellowship                                                                                Fall 2016-Spring 2017

Mercatus Center Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship                                                Summer 2016

Mercatus Center Ph.D. Fellowship                                                                       Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Humane Studies Fellowship                                                                                Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Mercatus Center Research Assistantship                                                               Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Michael and Andrea Leven Fellow                                                                      Fall 2015-Spring 2016

Mercatus Center Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship                                                Summer 2015

Mercatus Center Research Assistantship                                                                           Fall 2014-Spring 2015

Koch Summer Fellowship, Graduate Fellow                                                                    Summer 2014

Earhart Foundation, Graduate Fellow                                                                  Fall 2013-Spring 2014

DISSERTATION

Title: “Economics of Illicit Behaviors:  Terrorism and the Internet Wild West"

Committee:  Dr. Thomas Stratmann (Chair), Dr. Bryan Caplan, and Dr. Alex Tabarrok

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS

R. August Hardy and Julia R. Norgaard. 2015. “Reputation in the Internet black market;  an empirical and theoretical analysis of the Deep Web.”  Journal of Institutional Economics. 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Julia R. Norgaard. 2016. “Modeling the Propensity to Default on Microfinance Loans in Mali, Africa”. Journal of George Mason Graduate Research. Volume 3, Issue 2.

WORKING PAPERS

Julia R. Norgaard, Harold Walbert, and R. August Hardy. 2016. “Shadow Markets and Hierarchies:  Comparing and Modeling Networks in the Dark Net.” – Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Institutional Economics

Julia R. Norgaard. 2016. “The Political Economy of the Peace Corps.” – Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Private Enterprise

Julia R. Norgaard. 2016. “Trust Development and Self-Enforcing Exchange in Anonymous Internet Markets.” – Under Review

Harold Walbert, James L. Caton and Julia R. Norgaard. 2016. “Countries as Agents in a Global-Scale Computational Model.” – Under Review

R. August Hardy, Julia Norgaard, and Eric Zuehsow. 2015. “Licensing and Regulation Impacts on Post-Disaster Recovery.” – Under Review

Julia R. Norgaard. 2016. “Homelessness in the District of Columbia:  From an Entangled Political Economy Perspective.” – Under Review

Julia R. Norgaard. 2016. “Terrorism and Economic Freedom.”

Lemke, Jayme S. and Julia Norgaard. 2016. “Club Women and the Provision of Local Public Goods.”

Julia R. Norgaard and Alexander C. Cartwright. 2016. “The Political Economy of the Rights of Children.”

Julia R. Norgaard. 2016. “Black Market Exchange Rates as a Proxy for Inflation.”

Julia R. Norgaard, Ryan Safner, and Vlad Tarko. 2015. “A Structural Analysis of Regulatory Capitalism.”

PRESENTATIONS

Julia R. Norgaard. 2016 “Shadow Markets and Hierarchies:  Comparing and Modeling Networks in the Dark Net” Public Choice Society, Fort Lauderdale, FL:  March 12, 2016. 

Julia R. Norgaard. 2016 “The Effect of Tor Client Traffic on the Price of Bitcoin” Public Choice Society, Fort Lauderdale, FL:  March 12, 2016. 

Julia R. Norgaard. 2015 “Black Market Exchange Rates as a Proxy for Inflation” The Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LA:  November 23, 2015. 

Julia R. Norgaard. 2015 “The Political Economy of the Peace Corps” The Association of Private Enterprise Education, Cancun, MX:  April 13, 2015.

Julia R. Norgaard. 2015 “An Evaluation of the Robustness of Spontaneous Order:  An Analysis of the Deep Web.” George Mason University Advances in Policy and Politics Conference, Arlington, VA:  April 3, 2015

Julia R. Norgaard. 2015 “An Evaluation of the Robustness of Spontaneous Order:  An Analysis of the Deep Web.” George Mason University Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Conference, Fairfax, VA:  March 2015. 

Julia R. Norgaard. 2015 “An Introduction to Microfinance.”  Presented at the George Washington University’s Women’s Economics Symposium, Washington, DC:  February 2015.

Julia R. Norgaard and August Hardy. 2014 “An Evaluation of the Robustness of Spontaneous Order:  An Analysis of the Deep Web.” The Southern Economic Association, Atlanta, GA:  November 2014.

Julia R. Norgaard, Ryan Safner, and Vlad Tarko. 2014 “A Structural Analysis of Regulatory Capitalism.”

The Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV:  April 2014.

Julia R. Norgaard. 2014 “An Introduction to Microfinance.”  Presented at the George Washington University’s Women’s Economics Symposium, Washington, DC:  January 2014.

Julia R.  Norgaard. 2012 “Modeling the Propensity to Default on Microfinance Loans in Mali, Africa.” Presented at the University of San Diego Honors Thesis Seminar, San Diego, CA:  April 2014.

AWARDS AND HONORS

Young Scholar Scholarship for The Association for Private Enterprise Education 2016

Public Choice Society Fellow 2016

Recognition for Outstanding Teaching Performance in the Mason Core Course ECON 380 2015-2016

Recognition for Outstanding Teaching 2015

Accepted into the Mises University Program for Summer 2015

Economics Department Nominee for College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean’s Challenge Award for 2014-2015

USD Mortar Board Alumni Scholarship for Scholarship, Leadership, and Service, Spring 2012

University of San Diego Special Award for Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities 

USD School of Business Administration Special Award for Outstanding Leadership and Service with the USD Microfinance Club 2012

Induction into National Catholic College Graduate Honor Society, Kappa Gamma Phi 2012

Economics Departmental Honors for outstanding GPA 2012

Senior Legacy Scholarship 2011-2012

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 

Managerial Economics, Economics Department  (20 undergraduates, 4.95/5.0 evaluation) 

Econometrics (co-taught), Economics Department

Public Choice Economics, Economics Department  (24 undergraduates, 4.75/5.0 evaluation) 

Personal Finance, Business School  (19 undergraduates, 4.53/5.0 evaluation) 

Economic Development of Transition Economies, Economics Department  (21 undergraduates, 4.75/5.0 evaluation) 

Economic Development of Developing Areas, Economics Department  (18 undergraduates, 4.83/5.0 evaluation)

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Economic Rockstar Podcast (with Frank Conway) – Julia Norgaard on the Online Black Market for Drugs and Why Detection Rates are Low.  Available online at http://www.economicrockstar.com/julianorgaard (October 2016)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Referee for Political Behavior Journal

Referee for Political Studies Journal

Referee for Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Institute for Humans Studies Advanced Topics in Liberty conference on “The Scottish Enlightenment” (September 2015, Arlington, VA)

Institute for Humane Studies Seminar on “Liberty and Scholarship” (June 2015, Bryn Mawr, PA)

Independent Institute Seminar on “The Challenge of Liberty” (June 2014, Denver, CO)

Institute for Humans Studies Advanced Topics in Liberty conference on “Property Rights and Freedom” (April 2014, Arlington, VA)

Foundation for Economic Education Seminar on “The True Costs of War” (July 2013, St. Louis, MO)

Institute for Humane Studies Seminar on “Liberty and Society” (June 2013, Bryn Mawr, PA) 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Society for the Development of Austrian Economics (2014-Present)

Public Choice Society (2014-Present)

MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

National Rifle Association (2014-Present)

Kappa Gamma Pi, National Catholic Honor Society (2011-Present)

Omicron Delta Epsilon, International Honor Society for Economics (2011-present)

COMMUNITY SERVICE 

Fairfax Adoption Services, 2016-present:  Work at the front desk of the adoption agency, answering calls, logging historical adoption data, and answering questions. 

University of San Diego Senior Class Legacy Scholarship, 2014-present:  Read scholarship essays and select future Senior Class Legacy Scholarship recipients

Gabriel Project Volunteer, 2013-2014:  Manage online outreach programs, serve as a liaison between George Mason University and Gabriel Project, design new outreach website

Habitat for Humanity, January 2014:  Built houses for disadvantaged families in Colorado, nailed in flooring, sawed beams for housing structure, glued flooring to secure it to the home structure

Feed My Starving Children, December 2013:  Packaged food for children in the Philippines, provided a nutritious meal to sustain children in developing countries

REFERENCES

Professor Thomas Stratmann, Department of Economics, George Mason University

Phone:  703.993.4920

Email:  tstratma@gmu.edu

Professor Bryan Caplan, Department of Economics, George Mason University

Phone:  703.993.2324

Email:  bcaplan@gmue.edu

Professor Alex Tabarrok, Department of Economics, George Mason University

Phone:  703-993-2314

Email:  tabarrok@gmu.edu

Dr. Anne Bradley, Vice President at The Institute for Faith, Work and Economics and Professor at The Institute for World Politics

Email:  abradley@tifwe.org