EDUCATION

Ph.D. Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University, Expected Graduation: 2022
M.S., Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University, 2020
B.B.A, Economics, Loyola University New Orleans, 2018

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Economic Development (Regional and International), Applied Microeconomics, Economics of Reform, Institutional Economic Analysis, Constitutional Political Economy

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Callais, Justin T. and Andrew T. Young. (forthcoming). Does Constitutional Entrenchment Matter for Economic Freedom? Contemporary Economic Policy.

Callais, Justin T. (forthcoming). Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler? The Persistent Effect French Civil Law Has on Corruption, Institutions, and Incomes in Louisiana. Journal of Institutional Economics.


Callais, Justin T., Jahan, Israt., and Bologna Pavlik, 2021. Institutional Quality and Development: On the Role of Informality. Journal of Developing Areas 55(3): 343-363.


Callais, Justin T. and Salter, Alexander W. 2020. Ideologies, Institutions, and Interests: Why Economic Ideas Don’t Compete on a Level Playing Field. The Independent Review 25(1).


Salter, Alexander W and Callais, Justin T. 2019. A Theory of Self-Governance: De Facto Constitutions as Filters. Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice. 34(2):127-147.

PAPERS UNDER REVIEW

Callais, Justin T. and Andrew T. Young. Does Rigidity Matter? Constitutional Entrenchment and Growth. (Revise and Resubmit). 

Peng, Linan and Justin T. Callais. Did the Policies in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Lead to Higher Development and Social Compliance? A Synthetic Control Analysis. 

Callais, Justin T. Free to Grow: A Matching Methods Analysis of Changes in the US State-Level Economic Freedom.

Callais, Justin T. and Vincent Geloso. The Political Economy of Lighthouses in Antebellum America. 

Callais, Justin T. Air Ball? A Synthetic Control Analysis of an NBA Franchise's Impact on Income and Employment. 

Callais, Justin T. and Linan Peng. The Impact of Place-Based Policy: Evidence from a Multiple Synthetic Control Analysis of the Northeastern Revitalization Program in China

WORKING PAPERS

Callais, Justin T. Freedom Worth Dying For? Economic Freedom and Homicide


Callais, Justin T. Does Entrepreneurship Drive Development? A US State Synthetic Analysis.


Callais, Justin T. The Effects of Endured Constitutions on Incomes in the Contemporary Era.


Callais, Justin T. and Adam Martin. The Political and Economic Consequences of Putin Callais, Justin T. and Vincent Geloso. Economic Freedom Promotes Social Mobility


Callais, Justin T. and Adam Martin. The Political Economic Consequences of Putin. 

Callais, Justin T. and Vincent Geloso. Economic Freedom Promotes Social Mobility. 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Callais, Justin T., Caskey, Greg., and Linan Peng. Repression and International Trade: An Analysis of Chinese Trade with Islamic Countries.


Callais, Justin T. and Adam Martin. Russia: A Normal Petrocracy.


Callais, Justin T. and Kevin Grier. Do No Harm? A Causal Analysis of the Impact of Foreign Aid on Governance Quality and Corruption.


Harris, Colin and Justin T. Callais. Digital Piracy: Penalties and Deterrence.


Mkrtchian, Gor and Justin T. Callais. Court Packing.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Instructor of Record

Monetary Theory, Banking, and Business Cycles; Fall 2021. Francisco Marroquín University

Microeconomics I (Price Theory); Spring 2021. Francisco Marroquín University
Applied Business Economics; Spring 2021. Texas Tech University

Applied Business Economics; Fall 2020. Texas Tech University.

Teaching Assistant 

Causal Inference and Quasi-Experimental Methods (under Kevin Grier). Texas Tech University.

The US-Mexico Border Economy; Spring 2021 (under Robin Grier). Texas Tech University.
Economics, Ecology, and Ethics; Fall 2019-Spring 2020 (under Adam Martin). Texas Tech University.
Public Choice; Spring 2019 (under Kevin Grier). Texas Tech University.
Economics of Regulation; Fall 2018 (under Andrew T. Young). Texas Tech University.

OTHER EXPERIENCES

Loyola University New Orleans

Research Assistant to John Levendis, 2017-2018.
Research Assistant to Leonid Krasnozhon, 2017-2018.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2021

Public Choice Society (Scheduled)

Association of Private Enterprise Education (Scheduled)

Economic Freedom of North America Network Conference (Scheduled)

Economic Freedom of the World Network Conference (Scheduled)

Southern Economic Association (Scheduled) 


2020

Public Choice Society (Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Association of Private Enterprise Education
(Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Institute for Humane Studies

Universidad Francisco Marroquín

Southern Economic Association 


2019

Association of Private Enterprise Education

Southern Economic Association

FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

Hayek Fund for Scholars, Institute for Humane Studies, 2018-2021.

Humane Studies Fellowship, Institute for Humane Studies, 2018-2021

Young Scholars Award, Association for Private Enterprise Education, 2018-2019.


Outstanding Economics Graduate, Loyola University New Orleans, 2018.


Röpke-Wojtyła Fellowship, The Catholic University of America, 2017-2018.


Certification in Applied Econometrics, National Association of Business Economists, 2018.

JOURNAL REFERENCES

Journal of Private Enterprise

ACADEMIC ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Economic Association 

  • Association of Private Enterprise Education

  • Public Choice Society

  • Southern Economics Association

  • Society for the Development of Austrian Economics

  • Western Economic Association

REFERENCES

Jamie Bologna Pavlik

Assistant Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University

Email: jamie.bologna@ttu.edu

Kevin Grier

Professor, Department of Political Science, Texas Tech University
Email: kevin.grier@ttu.edu


Andrew T. Young

Professor, Department of Business Economics, Texas Tech University
Email: a.t.young@ttu.edu


Adam Martin

Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Texas Tech University
Email: adam.martin@ttu.edu