Department of Economics faculty Zachary Gochenour published an article with Christopher Fleming (George Mason University) in the Journal of Private Enterprise . “Self-Government, Political Economy, and the Christian Tradition” develops a theory of self-government that is specifically Christian, then explores how different schools of thought in social science can further the understanding of this conception, looking deeply at classical public choice in the Virginia school, behavioral public choice and new institutional economics, specifically in the tradition of the Bloomington School.

A Chronicle of Higher Education article by Alexander Kafka quotes JMU finance professor Pamela Drake. In “ Why More Colleges Are Teaching Financial Wellness ” Drake addresses the importance of educating students about the gritty details of finance and financial responsibility.