Curriculum Vitæ / Cameron Harwick

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Academic Experience

2018 – PresentSUNY Brockport
Assistant Professor of Economics

2015 – 2018George Mason University
Graduate Lecturer


2013 – 2018 George Mason University
PhD, Economics

2006 – 2010University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BA, Economics and Political Science; minor in Linguistics


2021Inside and Outside Perspectives on Institutions: An Economic Theory of the Noble Lie
Journal of Contextual Economics, 140(1): 3-30.

2022What’s Holding Back Blockchain Finance? On the Possibility of Decentralized Autonomous Finance James Caton
Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 84: 420-429.

2022Unmixing the Metaphors of Austrian Capital Theory
Review of Austrian Economics, 35: 163-176.

2020The Feudal Origins of the Western Legal Tradition Hilton Root
Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (Ordo), 70(1): 3-20.

2019Bubbles and Broad Monetary Aggregates: Toward a Consensus Approach to Business Cycles
Eastern Economic Journal, 45(2): 250-268.

2018Money and its Institutional Substitutes: The Role of Exchange Institutions in Human Cooperation
Journal of Institutional Economics, 14(4): 689-714.

2016Cryptocurrency and the Problem of Intermediation
Independent Review, 20(4): 569-588.

Book Chapters

2023Finance in a Theory of Money
Ch. 12 of Boettke & Coyne (eds.), The Legacy of Richard E. Wagner. 2023, Mercatus.

2022Signals and Incentives in Blockchain Applications
Ch. 8 of James Caton (ed.), The Economics of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: A Transaction Costs Revolution. 2022, Edward Elgar.

2020Network Formation and the Emergence of Law: From Feudalism to Small-World Connectivity Hilton Root
Ch. 5 of Hilton Root, Network Origins of the Global Economy. 2020, Cambridge.

Working Papers

Conference Presentations

What’s Holding Back Blockchain Finance?
Oct 2018Research and Practice on Blockchain — Fargo, ND

Unmixing the Metaphors of Austrian Capital Theory
Nov 2019Southern Economic Association — Fort Lauderdale, FL

Helicopters and the Neutrality of Money
Feb 2017Eastern Economic Association — New York, NYNov 2016International Congress on Agent Computing — Fairfax, VAApr 2016Association of Private Enterprise Education — Las Vegas, NV

Cities in the Rise and Decline of Civilizations
Apr 2019Northeast Regional Conference on Complex Systems — Binghamton, NYMar 2019Eastern Economic Association — New York, NY

Money and its Institutional Substitutes
Nov 2016Southern Economic Association — Washington, DCSep 2016World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research — Boston, MAMay 2016Institutional and Organizational Economics Academy — Corsica, FR

Cryptocurrency and the Problem of Intermediation
Nov 2016Southern Economic Association — Washington, DC

The Feudal Origins of the Western Legal Tradition
Sep 2017World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research — Utrecht, NL

Awards & Invitations

Oct 2018Plenary Panel Discussant
At North Dakota State University’s “Research and Practice on Blockchain”

2014-2018Mercatus Center Ph.D. Fellowship

2016-2017IHS Humane Studies Fellowship
For “Money and its Institutional Substitutes”

2016Mercatus Summer Fellowship
For the paper “The Markets for Money and Credit: A Suggested Exposition”

2012ECAEF Vernon Smith Prize for the Advancement of Austrian Economics, First Place
For the paper “Bargaining Power and Democracy”

2012Mont Pelerin Society’s Hayek Essay Contest, First Place
For the paper “Confidence in the Pyramid: Speculation, Calculation, and Stabilization in Hayek’s Monetary Dilemma”

Teaching Experience

Fall 2018 – Spring 2023Principles of Macroeconomics
SUNY Brockport – ECN 202

Summer 2015Intermediate Macroeconomics
SUNY Brockport – ECN 302George Mason University – ECON 311

Fall 2020 – Fall 2023Contemporary Economic Issues
SUNY Brockport – ECON 100

Fall 2017International Money and Finance
George Mason University – ECON 420

Fall 2015Money and Banking
George Mason University – ECON 310