James Caton

North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics

Assistant Professor

Fargo, ND 58105

United States

American Institute for Economic Research

PO Box 1000

Great Barrington, MA 01230

United States

North Dakota State University - NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise

811 2nd Ave N.

Fargo, ND 58102

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (15)

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What's Holding Back Blockchain Finance? On the Possibility of Decentralized Autonomous Finance

Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 84: 420-429 (2022)., AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper No. 2019–06, NDSU Public Choice and Private Enterprise Research Paper, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 20 May 2019 Last Revised: 06 Jun 2022
Cameron Harwick and James Caton
SUNY College at Brockport and North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
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Banking, Blockchain, Financial Intermediation, Decentralized Organizations

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The Evolution of Hayek's Thought on Gold and Monetary Standards

AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper No. 2018-06
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Nov 2017 Last Revised: 06 Sep 2019
James Caton
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
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Hayek, Hawtrey, Cassel, Gold Standard, Monetary Theory,, Great Depression, Central Banking

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Cryptocurrency, Decentralized Finance, and the Evolution of Exchange: A Transaction Costs Approach

AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper No. 2021-14
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 24 Jul 2021
James Caton and Cameron Harwick
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and SUNY College at Brockport
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Banking, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Financial Intermediation, Decentralized Organizations

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Creativity in a Theory of Entrepreneurship

NDSU Public Choice and Private Enterprise Research Paper No. 18-3
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 29 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 15 Jan 2019
James Caton
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
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Entrepreneurship, Agent-based Computational Economics, Schumpeter, Kirzner

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Volatility in Catallactical Systems: Austrian Cycle Theory Revisited

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 14-15
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Jun 2014
James Caton and Richard E. Wagner
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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ecology of plans; natural volatility; induced volatility; Austrian cycle theory; non-equilibrium theory; kaleidic analysis; undecidability and choice; algorithmic choice theory; entrepreneurship

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The Cognitive Dimension of Institutions

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 04 Aug 2018
James Caton and Edward J. Lopez
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and Western Carolina University
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Economic Methodology, Analysis of Collective Decision-Making, Search, Learning, Information and Knowledge, Communication, Belief, Unawareness

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Cryptoliquidity: The Blockchain and Monetary Stability

AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper No. 2018-15
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 31 Jul 2018
James Caton
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
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blockchain, cryptocurrency, endogenous money, liquidity, disequilibrium

Rent Seeking and Institutional Evolution within the California Water Game

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 16-12
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 07 May 2016
James Caton and Richard E. Wagner
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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water rights; riparian systems; appropriative systems; rent seeking; Big Players; overlapping jurisdictions; political tectonics

Rent Seeking and Institutional Evolution within the California Water Game

GMU Working Paper in Economics No. 21-07
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 May 2021
James Caton and Richard E. Wagner
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and George Mason University - Department of Economics
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water rights; riparian systems; appropriative systems; rent seeking; Big Players; overlapping jurisdictions; political tectonics

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Mapping the Federal Reserve's Reaction Function with Directed Acyclic Graphs

AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper No. 2021-15
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 Nov 2021 Last Revised: 06 Dec 2021
James Caton and Proma Gupta
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
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Monetary Policy, Great Recession, Central Banking, Credit

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On V-form Firms: Governance, Cryptocurrency, and Internalization on the Blockchain

AIER Sound Money Project, Working Paper No. 2021-03
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Dec 2020
James Caton
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
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Blockchain, Firms, Cryptocurrency, Organization, Institutions, Internalization

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Status Functions, Speech Acts, and the Emergence of Money

AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper No. 2019–15
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 07 Sep 2019 Last Revised: 28 Nov 2020
James Caton
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
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Money, Emergence, Social Ontology, Status Function

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A Cognitive Framework for the Social Sciences

NDSU Public Choice and Private Enterprise Research Paper No. 18-5
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Nov 2018
James Caton and Edward J. Lopez
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics and Western Carolina University
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Prairie Prosperity: An Economic Guide for the State of North Dakota

Mercatus Research Paper
Number of pages: 100 Posted: 27 Nov 2018
North Dakota State University - NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise, North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University - NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise and NDSU Center for the Study of Public Choice and Private Enterprise
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North Dakota, tax policy, education, transportation, pensions, budget stabilization, revenue, expenditure, entrepreneurship, economic freedom

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The Entangled Mind

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 02 Mar 2022
James Caton
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
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Entangled political economy, cognitive institutions, shared mental models, non-market coordination

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Crisis and Credit Allocation: The Effect of Ideology on Monetary Policy during the Great Depression and the Great Recession

AIER Sound Money Project Working Paper No. 2021-02
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 29 Dec 2020
James Caton
North Dakota State University - Department of Agribusiness and Applied Economics
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Monetary Theory, Great Depression, Central Banking, Credit