I have an extensive career in construction, both as a contractor and developer. I am currently a partner in Appian Engineering, a general engineering contractor, as well as two real estate partnerships in which I am the managing partner. The two college subjects that aided my success in business most were accounting and economics. Familiarity with accounting allowed me to fully understand my company's operations, profit and losses. Economics gave me the critical thinking skills to solve problems others overlooked. I returned to SJSU in 1999, completed my Bachelor's degree in 2003, and stayed to finish a Masters in 2006. Along the way I renewed my passion for economics and began teaching. I enjoy working with students. If you have any questions please let me know and I will arrange to meet you.
Taxing Development: The Law and Economics of Traffic Impact Fees (with Benjamin Powell and Edward Stringham), Boston University Public Interest Law Journal (2006)
This article discusses the legality of traffic impact fees and illustrates the problems with their...
Contributions to Books
Arresting Development: Impact Fees in Theory and Practice (with Benjamin Powell and Edward Stringham), Housing American: Building Out of a Crisis (2009)
Over the past fifty years, governments have increasingly charged developers a fee for negatively impacting...