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Ron Nate

Phone number: 208-496-3810


  • Ph.D. in Economics, 1998, University of Connecticut
  • M.A. in Economics, 1996, University of Connecticut
  • B.S. in Economics, 1991, University of Utah


  • Micro-economics
  • Macro-economics
  • Law and Economics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Managerial Economics
  • Money and Banking
  • Economcis of Poverty
  • Public Policy Economics
  • Public Finance

Peer-reviewed Publications

  • "The Economics of Bureaucracy," published in Institutions and Collective Choice in Developing Countries: Applications of the Theory of Public Choice, edited by Mwangi S. Kimenyi and John M. Mbaku, Ashgate Publishing 1999.
  • "Does 'Welfare to Work' Work?" published inThe Connecticut Economy, Spring 1997, vol. 5 issue 2, p. 3.
  • "Suburbanization in Connecticut," with Dennis R. Heffley, published in The Connecticut Economy, January 1996, vol. 4 issue 1, p. 6.

Other Publications

Book Review with Mwangi S. Kimenyi:  Welfare Realitites:  From Rhetoric to Reform (book by Mary Jo Bane and David Ellwood), published in Public Choice, September 1996, vol. 88, pp. 417-419.


  •  "The Irrationality of Voting:  Getting Stronger?," to be presented at Public Choice Society meetings, March 2001, San Antonio, TX.
  • "Budget Maximization and Institutional Choice:  Do Institutions Matter?," presented at Public Choice Society meetings, March 2000, Charleston, SC.


Public Choice Perspectives on Public Education:  Implications of Jurisdiction Size and Institutions in Connecticut School Districts, University of Connecticut, May 1998, Principle Advisor:  Professor Mwangi S. Kimenyi.