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James Caton, Ph.D.

Associate 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 associate professor of economics in the Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics at North Dakota State University. He teaches undergraduate courses on macroeconomics, international trade, and computation. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, agent-based computational economics, market process theory, and monetary economics. He has published in academic journals such as Southern Economic JournalErasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, and Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. 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. 

  • Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University
  • M.A., Economics, San Jose State University
  • B.A., History, Humboldt State University
  • Macroeconomics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Monetary economics
  • Computational economics
  • Institutions


Recent Media

Institute for Humane Studies Article | Embracing AI for Empowerment with Dr. James L. Caton

Acton Institute Op-Ed | Student Loans and the Sin of Usury
Edited Volume | The Economics of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: A Transaction Costs Revolution
Blog Contributor | Sound Money Project
Afternoons Live with Tyler Axness | Fed Raises Interest Another 0.75 Percent
Afternoons Live with Tyler Axness | Understanding Inflation, Recession, and the State of Our Economy
Afternoons Live with Tyler Axness | Bitcoin and Blockchain 101
Freedom Adventure Podcast | National Debt Nightmare
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead | What is Blockchain?




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