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Justin Callais

Justin T. Callais, PhD, is a research fellow at the Archbridge Institute and the lead researcher for the institute’s Social Mobility Index project. Justin is completing his PhD in Agricultural and Applied Economics this summer from Texas Tech University. In the fall, he will start as Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He earned his M.S. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from Texas Tech University and his B.B.A. in Economics from Loyola University New Orleans. He has served as a lecturer in the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University and in the School of Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquin in Guatemala. Justin conducts research in economic development, institutional analysis, and constitutional political economy. His articles have been published (or are forthcoming) in journals such as the European Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Institutional Economics, Contemporary Economic Policy, and The Independent Review.

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