The Hoover Institution has established a new two-week visiting program, the Campbell Visiting Fellows. The goal of the program is to bring a set of researchers as visitors who are all focused on research in one general topic area to be present at Hoover during a single two week period, exchanging ideas, interacting with each other, working collaboratively if they wish, and also interacting with other scholars in their field at Hoover at Stanford more broadly.

March 2022 | Class on Renewing Indigenous Economies

Convened by Terry Anderson, Hoover Senior Fellow and Dominic Parker, Hoover Visiting Fellow


Adam Crepelle

Adam Crepelle is an Assistant Professor of Law at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School and the Director of the Law & Economics Center’s Tribal Law & Economics Project. Adam has published several articles in both academic and popular journals. His research focuses on federal Indian law and policy, particularly tribal economic development and criminal justice. Adam is a co-founder of the Gulf States American Indian Chamber of Commerce and a commissioner on the American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence. Adam is an enrolled citizen of the United Houma Nation and serves as an associate justice on the Pascua Yaqui Tribe’s Court of Appeals. Adam has been admitted to practice in federal, state, and tribal courts. In 2019, Adam was named one of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s 40 under 40.


Dustin Frye

Dustin Frye is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Vassar College. Frye’s primary research interests are in urban economics, development economics, and economic history. His current work considers two general themes: the importance of transportation networks for location choices of individuals and firms, and the role of institutions on economic development across Native American reservations. His recent work focuses on the historic and contemporary consequences of Federal Indian Policy with an emphasis on property rights and governance. His research on these topics has been funded by the National Science Foundation.


Maggie Jones

Maggie Jones is an Assistant Professor in the department of economics at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. Her research studies both historical and contemporary processes that influence economic development among traditionally marginalized populations. This work lies at the intersection of labor economics and economic history, where she has written about education policy for Indigenous peoples, the legacy of colonialism in Indigenous communities, and discrimination against African Americans in public accommodations. Her research has been published in the Economics of Education Review, Canadian Journal of Economics, and the American Economic Association Papers and Proceedings. Maggie received her Ph.D. from Queen’s University in 2018.


Paasha Mahdavi

Paasha Mahdavi is Assistant Professor of Political Science and Environmental Science & Management (by courtesy) at UCSB and Director of the Energy Governance and Political Economy (EGAPE) Lab. His research focuses on the impact of oil and gas resources on governance and environmental politics. It is driven by core questions about the role of government in industry, the effect of unearned income windfalls, and the design of firm strategies and market policies that will mitigate rather than exacerbate climate change. He is the author of Power Grab: Political Survival Through Extractive Resource Nationalization (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and has published articles in journals such as Comparative Political StudiesNature Energy, PNAS, and World Politics. Mahdavi serves as non-resident fellow at the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy and at the Payne Institute; as a former fellow at the World Economic Forum; and as a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.


Melinda Miller

Melinda Miller is an assistant professor of economics and core faculty at the Kellogg Center for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at Virginia Tech.  She previously taught at the U.S. Naval Academy, Yale University, and the University of Michigan.  She attended Case Western Reserve University for undergraduate and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan.  She specializes in economic history, with a focus on the origins and persistence of American racial inequality and the role of Federal policy in shaping inequality.  Her dissertation won the Nevins Prize for Best Dissertation in U.S. Economic History, and her work has appeared in Explorations in Economic History, Demography, and the Review of Economics and Statistics, and American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings.

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