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Michael Kotrous

Doctoral Student

Michael is a PhD student in the Department of Economics at the University of Georgia. He is also an assistant with the James C. Bonbright Center for the Study of Regulation at the University of Georgia and Bastiat Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

Education:

B.A., Economics and Journalism–Advertising, Creighton University, 2015

Awards, Honors and Recognitions:
  • Assistant, James C. Bonbright Center for the Study of Regulation at the University of Georgia, 2021–present
  • Bastiat Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2021–2022
  • Werner-Robertson Research Fellow, Institute for Economic Inquiry, Creighton University, 2014–2015
  • Winner, Carl Menger Essay Contest, Society for the Development of Austrian Economics, 2015
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon, Creighton University, 2015
Research Interests and Areas of Expertise:

Broadband Economics, Cost-Benefit Analysis, Technology & Innovation

Selected Publications:

Working Papers:

Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Policy Papers:

Datasets/Code:

  • form477-panels, assemble a panel of FCC Form 477 U.S. fixed broadband and Census/ACS demographic data from Dec. 2014 - Dec. 2019
  • daedalus, convert National Transportation Safety Board eADMS tables on aviation accidents to research-friendly formats
  • tfr-data, web scraping tool for collecting FAA Temporary Flight Restrictions data