I’m an economist working at the intersection of organizational economics, political economy, and law and economics. My work focuses on contracting practices, firm organization, organizational governance, and the implications of regulation and government programs for business organization and contracting.
Current research projects include the effects of franchise organizational structure, franchise terms, and franchise laws on establishment-level ownership and performance; the effects of regulation on the distribution and structure of the wine industry; and issues related to Big Data in the agriculture sector.
My research has appeared in such academic journals as Journal of Law and Economics, Managerial and Decision Economics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Wine Economics, Review of Agricultural Economics, International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, The CPI Antitrust Journal, The Antitrust Bulletin, Journal of Corporate Finance, Financial Review, and Entrepreneurial Business Law Journal. In addition to various book chapters, I co-edited The Elgar Companion to Transaction Cost Economics.