Hey there! I’m Austin — a writer, research consultant, and thinker.
If you’re looking for the website of Austin Hooe, then you are in the right place. If you just happened to stumble upon this page by a stroke of luck, feel free to stick around and get comfortable. This website will be dedicated to my thoughts, essays, and any projects that I’d like to share.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in economics from George Mason University in Virginia. People that limit their education to formal schooling stifle their potential; life is a constant lecture in which we challenge ourselves and learn from the process. To feed my innate love for learning, I travel the world and try to meet new people. You would be amazed about what you can discover just by being actively curious about the world around us. The questions we ask are often more important than any answer. Obviously I read books on, well, everything.
I started writing at a very young age. As early as the age of nine, I was writing stories about fictional worlds and mythical creatures. While I’m sure these works of fiction were no major feats, the habit of writing regularly allowed me to consistently improve to a professional level by the time I finished high school. After high school, I wrote articles and technical documents for tech companies to pay for college.
I currently continue to write as a freelance writer and research consultant. Technology companies such as Cobalt Robotics, GreenKey Technologies, DeployBot, and Pleeder have hired me for my research and writing skills.
Visit my portfolio if you want to see my work.
Here is my CV.
I am currently interested in nailing down the factors that drive policy differences across the globe. Do some countries adopt policies that strategically optimize for the future while others choose what I call ‘feel-good’ policies – decisions that are good politics but make the average person worse off? This is one of the questions that I aim to answer in my research.
I am also venturing into the budding field of space economics. I am hoping to answer big questions concerning conflicts between commercial and scientific interests in the commons of space (e.g., low-earth orbit, planets, etc.).
Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions or comments, just shout at me.