Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Tampa
Pro to the question "Should Prostitution Be Legal?"
"[C]riminalizing prostitution makes sex trafficking more likely. One widely recognized consequence of prohibition is the formation of cartels, which in a black market are more likely to use violence. This violence drives some producers out of the market, leading to higher prices and large criminal enterprises with monopoly power. Instead of breaking apart sex-trafficking rings, prohibition increases their profitability, making trafficking more appealing to criminal enterprises...
After legalizing prostitution in 2003, New Zealand found 'no incidence of human trafficking.' Moreover, legalization made it easier for sex workers to report abuse and for police to prosecute sex crimes."
"Legalized Prostitution Is Safer," lasvegassun.com, Feb. 19, 2017
Experts Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of prostitution. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to prostitution issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Affiliated Scholar, Mercatus Center, 2016-present
Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Tampa, 2015-present
Affiliated Scholar, Foundation for Economic Education, 2015-present
Research Fellow, Independent Institute, 2014-present
PhD, Economics, George Mason University, 2015
MA, Economics, George Mason University, 2013
BA, magna cum laude, Economics and Business Administration, Bellarmine University, 2011
Previously worked as a dance instructor teaching tap, jazz, and ballet