Gregory W. Caskey

Applied Microeconomics, Development, & Public Choice
I'm a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics in my 4th year at George Mason University, as well as a Graduate Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. 

My research focuses on applied microeconomics, economic development, and political economy, particularly as it relates to the role of China in the developing world. My dissertation is titled, "Three Essays on the Political Economy of Chinese Development Policy", and my committee chairman is Tyler Cowen.

My research has been published in Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Markets & Morality, and The Independent Review. I'm currently working on several projects on the economic and political consequences of China's Belt and Road Initiative, China's policies towards ethnic minorities in Xinjiang, the political economy of cultural assimilation, the effects of repression on international trade, and the relationship between economic freedom and philanthropy. 
I received a B.A. in history education from the University of Delaware (2011), an M.A. in Economics & Entrepreneurship Education from the University of Delaware (2017), and an M.A. (2021) and Ph.D. (2022, expected) in economics from George Mason University. Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., I was a high school teacher at the Delaware Military Academy (2013-18), where I taught economics and founded the Asian Studies program. 


Greg Caskey

Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at George Mason University