We are social creatures to the inmost centre of our being. The notion that one can begin anything at all from scratch, free from the past, or unindebted to others, could not conceivably be more wrong.
Karl Popper (1902-1994), philosopher and a professor at the London School of Economics


Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD
Ph.D. Economics: October 2000
M.A. Economics: May, 1995

Stanford University, Stanford CA
M.S. Electrical Engineering: June 1988

Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
B.S.E.E. (Electrical Engineering) with distinction: December 1986


Introduction to the Symposium on Agent-based Modeling (2017)
with Leanne Ussher and Jason Barr
Eastern Economic Journal, March 2017, 43(2)

Multicampus Partnerships Studying the Feasibility of Buying Local (2016), in Community-Based Research: Teaching for Community Impact, Beckman, M., & Long, J. (Eds.), Sterling VA: Stylus.

Consumer Search, Rationing Rules, and the Consequence for Competition
[Abstract, HTML | editorial proof, PDF]
Social Computing, Behavioral Modeling, and Prediction April 2011
Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6589: edited by J. Salerno, S.J. Yang, S.-K. Chai

Open- and Closed-Loop Supply Chain Dynamics: Specification and Exploration of an Agent-Based Model
with Jeffrey Pfaffman [Abstract, HTML] [Editorial proof, PDF]
Eastern Economic Journal January 2011, 37(1)
Special Issue on Agent Based-Computational Economics

Assessing the Effectiveness of Using a Computer Game to Bridge a Research Agenda with a Teaching Agenda
with Kristen Sanford Bernhardt, Sharon Jones, Jackie Isaacs [Abstract, HTML]
2010 Conference Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education
(Best Paper Award, ASEE Environmental Division)

Acting White or Acting Black: Mixed-Race Adolescents’ Identity and Behavior
with Susan Averett and Howard Bodenhorn
[Abstract, HTML] [NBER working paper, PDF]
The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy 2009, 9(1) Contributions

Colorism and African-American Wealth: Evidence from the Nineteenth Century South
with Howard Bodenhorn
[Abstract, HTML] [Related NBER working paper, PDF]
Journal of Population Economics 2007, 20(3) 599-620

Handedness and Earnings
with Joe Harrington and Robert Moffitt
[Abstract, HTML] [ NBER Working Paper, PDF]
Laterality: Asymmetries of Brain, Body and Cognition 2007, 12(2) 101-120

Model Exit in a Vertically Differentiated Market:
Interfirm Competition vs. Intrafirm Cannibalization in the Computer Hard Disk Drive Industry

[Abstract, HTML]
Review of Industrial Organization February 2005 (volume 26, issue 1)

Network Externalities and Standardization: A Classroom Demonstration
with Sarah StaffordNicola Tynan et al.
Southern Economic Journal April 2003 (volume 69, issue 4)

Interfirm Competition, Intrafirm Cannibalization, and Product Exit in the Market for Computer Hard Disk Drives
[Full paper, PDF]
Economic and Social Review Spring 2002 (volume 33, issue 1),
selected papers from the 28th Annual Conference of the European Association for Research in Industrial Economics

Imitation Dynamics in the Repeated Prisoners’ Dilemma: An Exploratory Example
[Abstract, HTML] [Full paper, PDF (w/subscription)]
Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization August 1999 (volume 40, issue 1)


Principles of Economics, Econ 101 [Fall 2018?]
Intermediate Microeconomics, Econ 211 [someday again?]
Evolutionary Game Theory, Econ 256 / Math 256 [Spring 2017, Jacobs U.]
Industrial Organization, Econ 331 [Spring 2019?]
Marketing Science, Econ 360 [Fall 2018?]
Marketing Research, Econ 361 [Spring 2019?]
Computational Simulation of Markets and Behavior, Econ 375 [Winterim 2019?]
Many Londons, Many Markets, Many Cultures, Econ 131/231 [Winterim Abroad someday again?] —  semester-long study abroad experience at Goldsmiths UoL
Ethical, Social, and Economic Issues in the U.S. & U.K., INDS 245 & 371 [Summer Interim 2017]

Students registered for these classes may use the Lafayette College Moodle site.

Available … during office hours (Spring 2017 TBA, at Jacobs U.), by appointment or by happenstance, and via email.


A member of the Department of Economics at Lafayette College, since September 2000. Taught at both The Johns Hopkins University and Loyola College in Maryland in addition to various research and teaching assistant positions while transforming into an economist.

Worked in the corporate world for five years with Siemens Medical Systems, on MRI products that can now only be found the “used” bin with little mention elsewhere. Spent some time inside the government as an engineer at The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and at The National Security Agency in their Co-op Program.


Full curriculum vita n PDF format.

Grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF):

NSF coverage of the first grant, including a list of the 2007 awards in the Human and Social Dynamics priority area. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) working papers coauthored.

Find me …

… via email.

… in my office, Simon Center 215: building #34 on this map (just past #32 and #33, Ruef and Keefe Halls, on South College Drive). Here are general directions to campus and specific directions to Simon Center.

I’s a long time comin’
An’ I’ll be a long time gone

Last modified: 2 January, 2017