Garrett R. Wood
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Garrett R. Wood
Defense and Peace Economics


I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at George Mason University. I am also a PhD fellow at the Mercatus Center and a Graduate Fellow at the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics. My research interests include defense and peace economics, public choice, institutions, and economic history.


Journal Articles

“The Enemy Votes: Weapons Improvisation and Bargaining Failure”, Economics of Peace and Security Journal, 13(1), 35-42

Book Chapters

“Rent Seeking”, co-authored with Christopher J. Coyne, A. Marciano & G. B. Romello (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics, Springer, available online

“The Political Economy of Foreign Intervention”, co-authored with Christopher J. Coyne, V. H. Storr & S. Haeffele (Eds.), Government Response to Crisis, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming

Works In Progress

Crowdfunding Defense”, Revise and Resubmit at Public Choice

“A Rational Choice Explanation of Martial Arts”

“The Defense Function”


Contemporary Macroeconomic Principles (ECON104)



International Economics (ECON390)