Bryan Cutsinger, Ph.D.
Free Market Institute Assistant Director
Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Areas of Specialization
- History of Economic Thought
- Monetary History and Policy
- Price Theory
- Political Economy
- Ph.D., Economics, George Mason University, 2019
- M.A., Economics, George Mason University, 2017
- B.A., Economics, University of Colorado, 2010
- Law and Economics
- Industrial Organization
- Macroeconomic Theory
- Microeconomic Theory
- Money and Banking
- Assignats or Death: Hyperinflation in Revolutionary France (with J. Ingber and L. Rouanet)
- Democracy, Dictatorship, and the Monetary Commons (with L. Rouanet)
- The Effects of Free Banking on Competition and Economic Growth in Antebellum America (with L. Rouanet)
- Monetary Rules without Romance
Works in Progress
- As Good as Gold: A Framework for Analyzing Redeemable Currencies (with J. Hendrickson)
- A Brief History of Private Money: Lessons for Today
- Canadian Output Volatility Revisited (with C. Pender)
- Dollarization as the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval (with J.P. Bastos and N. Nachanosky)
- Pandemics, Business Cycles, and Counterfactuals (w. K. Grier)
- Pervasive Condition or Theoretical Curiosum? Price Theory and the Monopsony Argument for a Minimum Wage (with P. Magness)
- Political Biases at the Federal Reserve (with W. Luther)
- Political Instability and the Demand for Money During Hyperinflation (with J. Ingber and L. Rouanet)
- A Public Choice Account of Prompt Corrective Action (with T. Hogan)
- Assessing the Fiscal Effects of Term Limits in the United States (with L. Rouanet and W. Whitener)
- Seigniorage Payments and the Federal Reserve’s New Operating Regime (with W. Luther). Economics Letters, forthcoming.
- Insuring Legislative Wealth Transfers: Theory and Evidence (with A. Marsella and Y. Zhou). Public Choice, 192 2022: 127-144.
- The Wild Card: Colonial Paper Money in French North America, 1685-1719 (with M. Bédard and V. Geloso). European Review of Economic History, 26(2) 2022: 185-207.
- The Federal Reserve’s Response to COVID-19: An Initial Appraisal (with N. Cachanosky, T. Hogan, W. Luther, and A. Salter). Southern Economic Journal, 87(4) 2021: 1152-1174.
- Forced Savings and Political Malinvestment: An Application of Steven Horwitz’s Micro foundations and Macroeconomics. Review of Austrian Economics, 34(2) 2021: 311-322.
- On the Feasibility of Returning to the Gold Standard. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 78 2020: 88-97.
- Seigniorage in the Civil War South (with J. Ingber). Explorations in Economic History, 72 2019: 74-92.
- The Durability of Legislative Benefits and the Role of the Executive Branch’s Settlement Authority. Journal of Private Enterprise, 34(1) 2019: 1-14.
- Interest on Reserves: Implications for Austrian Monetary and Business Cycle Theory. A Research Agenda for Austrian Economics, Steve Horwitz and Louis Rouanet (eds). Edward Elgar, forthcoming.
- Is the Gold Standard Feasible? The Gold Standard: Retrospect and Prospect, Peter C. Earle and William J. Luther (eds). American Institute for Economic Research, 2021.
- Scott Sumner, The Money Illusion: Market Monetarism, the Great Recession, and the Future of Monetary Policy. Review of Austrian Economics, forthcoming.
- Peter J. Boettke, Alexander William Salter, Daniel J. Smith, Money and the Rule of Law: Generality and Predictability in Monetary Institutions. Public Choice, 191(1-2) 2022: 273-276.
- George Selgin, Floored! How a Misguided Fed Experiment Deepened and Prolonged the Great Recession. The Independent Review, 24(3) 2020.
- Randall Holcombe, Political Capitalism: How Economic and Political Power Is Made and Maintained. Public Choice, 180 2019: 501-503.
- Pascal Salin, The International Monetary System and the Theory of Monetary Systems. The Independent Review, 22(3) 2017.
- The Fed’s Dual Mandate Is Redundant (with A. Salter), April 8, 2022. National Review.
- Modern Monetary Theorists Have No Answer to Raging Inflation (with A. Salter), February 5, 2022. Washington Examiner.
- Powell Steers Clear of Naïve View on Inflation (with W. Luther), January 21, 2022. National Review.
- The Fed and the Limits of Discretion, December 6, 2021. National Review.