Economic institutions shape economic incentives: the incentives to become educated, to save and invest, to innovate and adopt new technologies, and so on. It is the political process that determines what economic institutions people live under, and it is the political institutions that determine how this process works. - Daron Acemoglu
One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results - Milton Friedman
Welcome! I am an Ph.D. Student in Economics and a Graduate Lecturer at George Mason University . I received my Masters in Economics from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia in 2015. I graduated with a B.A. in economics with a minor in mathematics from The University of San Diego in 2012. My interests include development and institutional economics as well as public choice economics.