I am a Fellow in the Private Enterprise Research Center and the Bradley Foundation, and a Ph.D. student in Economics at Texas A&M University. My research consists of studies in empirical Industrial Organization and Public Economics, primarily in the area of Energy Economics. Additionally, I serve as a research assistant in the Texas Census Research Data Center and compose the weekly Trans4cast newsletter for Internet Truckstop. You may download my CV as a pdf file here.
I live happily with my wife, Lauren Currey West, and our Beagle-mix Daisy. I enjoy coffee, swimming, sailing, cooking, reading books and blogs, tweaking computers and audio equipment, and playing Euro-style board games with friends. I pitched for the Economics department's city-league kickball team.