James L. Caton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

James Caton is a faculty fellow at the NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise (PCPE) and an assistant professor in the NDSU Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics. He teaches undergraduate courses in the areas of macroeconomics, international trade, and computation. He specializes in research related to entrepreneurship, agent-based computational economics, market process theory, and monetary economics. His research has been published in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social SimulationAdvances in Austrian Economics: New Thinking in Austrian Political Economy and Review of Austrian Economics, and he co-edited Macroeconomics, a two volume set of essays and primary sources that represent the core of macroeconomic thought. He is also a regular contributor to the American Institute for Economic Research's Sound Money Project, which conducts research and promotes awareness about monetary stability and financial privacy. 

He and his wife, Ingrid, reside in Fargo. 


Ph.D. Economics, George Mason University, 2017
M.A. Economics, San Jose State University, 2013
B.A. History, Humboldt State University, 2011


Office: Barry Hall 400C
Office Hours: Tu 1-2 p.m.; Th 10:15-11:15 a.m., 1-2 p.m.
Phone: 701-231-7337
Email: james.caton@ndsu.edu



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