Welcome to my site!  I completed my Ph.D. in economics at the University of California, Irvine last spring and joined the Department of Economics at Tulane University as an Assistant Professor in August of 2019.

My current research focuses on the political economy of development. I use a combination of microeconomic 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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