Gregory W. Caskey

Political Economy, Development, & Public Choice
I'm a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics entering 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 political economy, development, and applied microeconomics, 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 work has been published in the Journal of Markets & Morality, Business Ethics Quarterly, 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, 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