Research

We seek to advance understanding in our core areas: innovation, trade and institutions.

Research Mission

At the Challey Institute, we are interested in understanding how innovation, trade and institutions affect economic opportunity and growth. We strive to produce peer-reviewed research that enables the discovery of new solutions to promote human flourishing.

 

Researchers

Zahid Anwar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity policy
  • Cloud computing
  • Penetration testing
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning

See recent publications.

Ahmad Al Asady, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management
  • International entrepreneurship
  • Corruption
  • Institutions
  • Middle East and North Africa region

See recent publications.

John Bitzan, Ph.D.
Director / Professor of Management
  • Transportation economics
  • Regulation
  • Public policy
  • Economic freedom
  • Entrepreneurship

See recent publications.

Elizabeth Carlson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Political Science
  • Political behavior
  • Political economy of development in Africa
  • Survey methods
  • Lab and field experimentation

See recent publications.

James Caton, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Blockchain and cryptocurrencies
  • Monetary policy
  • Computational economics

See recent publications.

Oudom Hean, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Finance
  • Regional economics
  • Urban economics
  • Public economics
  • International economics

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Jeremy Jackson, Ph.D.
PCPE Director / Professor of Economics
  • Fiscal policy
  • Public choice
  • Political economics
  • Economic freedom
  • Happiness and well-being
  • Philanthropy and nonprofits

See recent publications.

Thomas Krumel, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Rural economic development
  • Labor demand
  • Employment skills gap
  • Rural consciousness
  • Meat packing industry

See recent publications.

Kerianne Lawson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Public economics
  • Development economics
  • Law and economics
  • Energy economics
  • Economic freedom 

See recent publications.

Raymond March, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Health care economics
  • Regulations
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Pharmaceutical markets
  • Drug pricing
  • Rural health and telemedicine

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Veeshan Rayamajhee, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Natural disasters
  • Climate change
  • Natural resources
  • Food security
  • Economic development
  • Social capital

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Alfredo Roa-Henriquez
Assistant Professor of Logistics
  • Supply chain resilience
  • Business and economic resilience
  • Organizational economics
  • Business government interactions
  • Regulations
  • Business ethics and sustainability

See recent publications.

Clay Routledge, Ph.D.
Professor of Business
  • Existential psychology
  • Nostalgia
  • Meaning
  • Existential economics and entrepreneurship

See recent publications.

 

 

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