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James Caton, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship

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 teachers undergraduate courses in the areas of macroeconomics and international trade. He specializes in research related to entrepreneurship, agent-based computational economics, market process theory, and monetary economics. His research has been published in Advances 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 was the recipient of the F.A. Hayek Fellowship from the Mercatus Center and the Humane Studies Fellowship and Summer Research Fellowship with the Institute for Humane Studies. 

He and his wife, Ingrid, reside in Fargo. 

EDUCATION

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

CONTACT

Office: Barry Hall 400C
Phone: 701-231-7337
Email: james.caton@ndsu.edu

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Caton, James and Richard Wagner. “Volatility in Catallactical Systems: Austrian Cycle Theory Revisited.” Advances in Austrian Economics: New Thinking in Austrian Political Economy 18. (2015) Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2451276

Caton, James. “Entrepreneurship, Search Costs, and Ecological Rationality in an Agent-Based Economy.” Review of Austrian Economics (2016): http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11138-016-0351-2

Books
Macroeconomics: Past and Present. Ed., Rustici, Caton, Shamoun, and Shamoun. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2015. 

The Monetary Foundations of the Macroeconomy. Ed., Rustici, Caton, Shamoun, and Shamoun. San Diego, CA: Cognella Academic Publishing, 2015.

Book Reviews 
Caton, James. “Book Review: America’s Spiritual Capital” Journal of Markets and Morality 16, no. 2: (2013)

Caton, James. “Book Review: Entrepreneurship in the Public Sector: When Middle Managers Create ValueJournal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. 4, no. 2: (2015)

Caton, James. “Book Review: Fortune Tellers: The Story of America’s First Economic Forecasters.History: Review of New Books. 43, no. 2 (2015)

Caton, James. “Book Review: The Midas CurseThe Review of Austrian Economics (2016, forthcoming). 

Caton, James. “Book Review: The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations.Enterprise and Society. 16, no. 3: (2015)

Caton, James. “Book Review: The Social Life of Money” EH.net: http://eh.net/book_reviews/the-social-life-of-money/  

Encyclopedia Entries
Caton, James. "Money in American History" in The American Middle Class: an Economic Encyclopedia of Progress and Poverty, ed., Robert Rycraft.
blogs
Caton, James. Money, Markets, and Misperceptions. http://moneymarketsandmisperceptions.blogspot.com
Lopez, Edward. Political Entrepreneurs: The Economic Engine of Political Change. (Guest Blogger). http://politicalentrepreneurs.com/blog


PRESENTATIONS

Conferences
"An Evolutionary Theory of Knowledge" at Southern Economic Association 2016. Washington D.C. 19 November, 2016.
“Entrepreneurship, Search Costs, and a Realist Construct of Rationality in an Agent-based Economy.” at Eastern Economic Association 2016. Washington D.C. 27 February, 2016.
“Entrepreneurship, Search Costs, and a Realist Construct of Rationality in an Agent-based Economy.” at Southern Economic Association 2015. New Orleans, LA. 24 November, 2015.
“Whither Gold?: A Reformulation of Austrian Business Cycle Theory.” at Public Choice Society. San Antonio, TX. 13 March 2015.
“Good as Gold?: The Elasticity of Demand for Gold during and after the Classical Gold Standard.” at Policy History Conference. Columbus, OH. 4 June 2014.
“Good as Gold?: The Elasticity of Demand for Gold during and after the Classical Gold Standard.” at Association for Private Enterprise Education Conference. Las Vegas, NV. 14 April 2014.

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