READ: Cantor Conquerer’s Dissertation On ‘Human Capital, Religion and Economic Growth’


David Brat, the unknown economics professor who unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor on Tuesday, earned a doctorate degree in economics from American University in 1995.

TPM obtained a copy of his dissertation, titled “Human Capital, Religion and Economic Growth.” In it, he analyzes how research-and-development investment factors into international income inequality and the role played by the Protestant work ethic in scientific advancement during the 19th century.

Read it below.

Brat Dissertation by tpmdocs