I grew up in Los Angeles. I attended UCLA and where I studied everything I could get my hands on including sociology, philosophy, economics, political science, math and the sciences. I eventually received my BA in philosophy and my MA in sociology. It is at that point that I started seriously studying economics and eventually received my Ph.d. in economics at the New School for Social Research in New York. After two years teaching at the University of Utah, I returned to New York as a law and economics fellowship student at Columbia Law School. I received my J.D. in 1990 and went to work in the antitrust department of a large New York law firm. In 1992 I returned to the University of Utah and became Of Counsel at the law firm of Parsons Behle & Latimer. For many years I have been interested in law and economics and industrial organization/antitrust economics, but recently I have become interested in the issue of growth economics in an international context.