Welcome to my site!  I am an assistant professor in the Department of Economics at Tulane University. I received my Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Irvine in June 2019.

My current research focuses on the political economy of development. I use a combination of economic theory and empirical methods, utilizing both contemporary and historical data. ​


At the moment, I'm interested in the urban and regional effects of forced migration, as well as how institutions and culture interact with economic geography.

See my paper, "Education and propaganda: Tradeoffs to public education provision in nondemocracies," in the Journal of Public Economics.

Patrick A.


Assistant Professor of Economics

Tulane University

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