Background and Interests
I am originally from Greers
Ferry, Arkansas a small town about three hours west of Memphis
and 1.5 hours north of Little Rock. I have been married since May 2008 and
my wife and I reside in the Little
Italy neighborhood of Niagara Falls, New York. In my spare time I like
running, reading, live music, traveling, and economics.
Above is a picture of my finishing the
Germantown Half Marathon in March 2009, my first race at that
I completed the
Niagara Falls International Marathon October 21, 2012 (my first). I didn't
do as well as I had aspired, but it was a definite learning experience.
I like to read fiction for the most part and always have
some book going, my favorite
authors are John Steinbeck, Albert Camus, Bret Ellis, Hunter S.
Thompson, among numerous others.
Greg Mankiw and Myself at a conference in
Memphis, TN Fall 2010.
Below is the announcement from a seminar presentation I gave
at Universidad EAFIT in Medellin Colombia in June 2012. I thought the
announcement that was made for the event was cool, it likely doesn't hurt
that it's in spanish.