Author

Justin Callais

Justin T. Callais, PhD, is a research fellow at the Archbridge Institute and the lead researcher for the institute’s Social Mobility in the 50 States project. Justin is an assistant professor of economics and finance at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He earned his Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from Texas Tech University and his B.B.A. in economics from Loyola University New Orleans. Justin conducts research in economic development and institutional analysis. His articles have been published in journals such as the European Economic Review, Journal of Comparative Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, and Public Choice. In 2024, Justin was named co-editor of Profectus, an online magazine dedicated to human progress and flourishing.

Freedom to Climb: The Connection Between Economic Freedom and Upward Mobility

Most economists now agree that “economic freedom”, “institutional quality”, or “market institutions” matter greatly for economic growth. However, there is still much debate around...

Popular articles

Treating Childhood Anxiety with a Mega-Dose of Independence

Whether you read scientific journals or The Washington Post,...

Capitalism is Key to Fulfilling the Promise of “Black Lives Matter”

As a black African who is acutely aware of...

The American Dream as the Vision Statement for the United States

A couple of years after arriving in the United...

Startup Cities and the Housing Crisis: The Only Way Out Is Up

The United States is in the midst of a...

Progress Roundtable

As an increasing number of think tanks, public intellectuals,...