James Caton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Economics

James Caton is a scholar at the Challey Institute for Global Innovation and Growth with the Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and an assistant professor of economics in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. 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 Southern Economic Journal, Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and other academic publications. 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 resides in Fargo with his wife, Ingrid, and their children. 


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
Phone: 701-231-7337
Email: james.caton@ndsu.edu



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