Will Olney

UHERO Research Fellow and Associate Professor of Economics


University of Colorado, Ph.D. in Economics 2010

University of Colorado, M.A. in Economics 2007

Wesleyan University, B.A. in Mathematics and Economics 2002

Research Interests

International economics, labor economics, applied microeconomics

Number of US Ships

Jones Act

By Will Olney The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly known as the Jones Act, is a cabotage law that requires that all goods transported …

Cabotage Sabotage? The Curious Case of the Jones Act

This paper examines the economic implications of the Jones Act, which is a 1920 U.S. cabotage law that restricts domestic waterborne shipments to American vessels. …