Hey there! I’m a writer, economics consultant, political science enthusiast, and thinker. Read on if you care to know more.
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.
This is not my CV, but I feel that you should know about my writing background if you ever want to work with me.
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. I spent most of the next decade writing for companies while I worked to earn my degree. I continue to write as a freelance writer and research consultant.
Check out my Linkedin page if you would like to learn about my professional background.
I earned a B.S. in economics at George Mason University in Virginia. People that limit their education to formal institutions 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 am currently interested in nailing down the factors that drive policy differences across the globe. Why 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 public and private investment in project’s related to humanity’s future beyond Earth. Economics has a role to play in building systems that advance scientific and technological progress.
In my free time, I write stories and research social science topics. I also read (fiction and nonfiction), run marathons, and play games.
Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions or comments, just shout at me. Cheers!
- How Interaction Can Promote Cooperation (blog series and book)
- Book reviews