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Educator, Author, and Researcher

Jadrian is an award-winning educator and researcher. He is currently a Collegiate Associate Professor at Virginia Tech within the Department of Economics and is the author of Parks and Recreation and Economics. He writes a weekly newsletter called the Monday Morning Economists and has been featured in USA Today, TIME Magazine, BBC Radio, and many others.


His academic research focuses on teaching pedagogy as well as sports and other labor-related issues. He is committed to developing teaching resources for university and high school economics instructors and is most well known for his work on the integration of media into the economics curriculum. 

Academic Appointments

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Department of Economics

Collegiate Associate Professor of Economics (2022–Present)

Director of Undergraduate Studies (2022–Present)

The Pennsylvania State University

Department of Economics

Associate Teaching Professor of Economics (2019–2022)

Assistant Teaching Professor of Economics (2018–2019)

Lecturer of Economics (2014–2018)


Ph.D. in Economics (2014)

Washington State University

Fields: Industrial Organization and Environmental & Natural Resources

Master of Business Administration (2010)

Sam Houston State University

Bachelor of Business Administration (2009)

Sam Houston State University

Public Speaking

I'm available for speaking events at your school or organization.

Stadium Tours

I enjoy visiting pro & college stadiums around the U.S.

Book Goals

Find out what I'm reading now on my way to 52 books per year.


I write a weekly newsletter highlighting economic concepts.

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