hammer_eric-sI am an Economics Ph.D. Candidate and an Adam Smith Ph.D. Fellow at George Mason University, as well as a Ph.D. Fellow at the Mercatus Center. I received my M.A. in Economics in 2014 and expect to complete my Ph.D. in Economics in May 2018.

I have been nominated for the 2018 George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award, the 2017 Career Connection Faculty Award, and was a 2016 Public Choice Society Vincent & Elinor Ostrom Prize finalist. My Macroeconomic Principles course was recognized for being an outstanding Mason Core course.

My academic interests include public choice economics, history of economic thought, law and economics, and computational social science. I live in Northern Virginia with my wife and our children.

Before starting the Ph.D. program I worked several years for an industrial gases company and a consulting firm delivering supply chain solutions.