A small selection of excellent short “essays(link to doc on Caplan’s site, about 20k)”:http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/capency.doc on fundamental topics (competition, prices, Bastiat etc) by Brian Caplan. Among other intriguing work: his “article(link to doc on Caplan’s site, about 50k)”:http://www.gmu.edu/departments/economics/bcaplan/bsmb2.doc on using empirically sound, falsifiable preference assessments (“Openness to Experience, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness, and Neuroticism”) in economic explanations. Thanks to “Stephen Kirchner”:http://www.institutional-economics.com for the reference.
Peter Gallagher is student of piano and photography. He was formerly a senior trade official of the Australian government. For some years after leaving government, he consulted to international organizations, governments and business groups on trade and public policy.
He teaches graduate classes at the University of Adelaide on trade research methods and the role of firms in trade and growth and tweets trade (and other) stuff from @pwgallagher