Faculty Publications


Thomas H. Austin, Paul Merrill, Justin Rietz. SharedWealth: Disincentivizing Mining Pools through Burning and Minting. In BSCT: International workshop on Blockchain and Smart Contracts Technologies, 2020.

Chris Pollett, Thomas H. Austin, Katerina Potika, and Justin Rietz. TontineCoin: murder-based proof-of-stake. In DAPPS: International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures, IEEE, 2020.

Holian, Matthew J. "The impact of urban form on vehicle ownership." Economics Letters 186 (2020): 108763.

Holian, Matthew J. "The impact of building energy codes on household electricity expenditures." Economics Letters 186 (2020): 108841.

Malek, Ninos, and Charity-Joy Acchiardo. "Dismal Dating: A Student's Guide to Romance Using the Economic Way of Thinking." Journal of Private Enterprise 35, no. 3 (2020).


Paul Merrill, Thomas H. Austin, Justin Rietz, and Jon Pearce. Ping-pong governance: token locking for enabling blockchain self-governance. In MARBLE: International Conference on Mathematical Research for Blockchain Economy, 2019.

Hajikhameneh, Aidin, and Erik O. Kimbrough. "Individualism, collectivism, and trade." Experimental Economics 22, no. 2 (2019): 294-324.

Hajikhameneh, Aidin, and Jared Rubin. "Exchange in the Absence of Legal Enforcement: Reputation and Multilateral Punishment under Uncertainty." The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 35, no. 1 (2019): 192-237.

Holian, Matthew J. "Where is the City's Center? Five Measures of Central Location." Cityscape 21, no. 2 (2019): 213-226.

Lombardi, Paul. "Examining the effect of economic shocks on the schooling choices of southern farmers." European Review of Economic History 23, no. 2 (2019): 214-240.

Rietz, Justin. "Secondary currency acceptance: Experimental evidence with a dual currency search model." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 166 (2019): 403-431.

Merrill, Paul, Thomas Austin, Jenil Thakker, Younghee Park, and Justin Rietz. "Lock and load: a model for free blockchain transactions through token locking." In 2019 IEEE International Conference on Decentralized Applications and Infrastructures (DAPPCON), pp. 19-28. IEEE, 2019

Estill, John, and Tom Means.  “How Do Principles Textbooks Treat the Return to Entrepreneurship? The Missing Factor.” The Journal of Private Enterprise 34(3), 2019, 35–42
This paper also received The Best Educational Note Award for 2019