• Director of Economics Program
  • Assistant Professor of Economics
  • Fellow in Catholic Studies
School of Arts & Sciences

About Me

I am a Serbian-born economist and political philosopher. I study price theory, industrial organization, history of economic thought, and political theory. In love with America and the American political tradition, I am fascinated with the deep connection between individual liberty and order. My main interest is in how spontaneous bottom-up processes create social harmony while the top-down impositions yield chaos and disorder. I am a bicyclist, a decent amateur chess player, and a somewhat obscure poet writing in Serbo-Croatian (some minor awards).

Why I’m At Mary

Mary is a place of true Benedictine hospitality, and a place where I found my intellectual home. It's not just that I am free to pursue any intellectual interests and directions I wish, but also whatever talents and abilities I've got are synergized and amplified my multiple colleagues with whom I collaborate and from whom I profit tremendously.


Economic Theory, Austrian School, Public Choice, Liberalism, American Founding, Political Religions.


Jankovic, Ivan. (2021). Mengerian Microeconomics: The Early Anglo-American contribution to the Austrian school. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3030577483.

Jankovic, Ivan. (2019). The American Counter-Revolution in Favor of Liberty: How Americans resisted modern state, 1765-1850. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 978-3-030-03732-1.

Peer Reviewed Articles

Ivan Jankovic and Walter Block. (2019). “Private Property Rights, Government Interventionism and Welfare Economics,” Review of Economic Perspectives. 19(4): 365-397.

Ivan Jankovic. (2019). “Consent, Representation and Liberty: America as the Last Medieval Society or a Footnote on Louis Hart,“ Ideologies and Conceptual Travel: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, edited by David Laycock. University of British Columbia Press.

Ivan Jankovic. (2018). “Benedetto Croce as an Economist,” Cosmos and Taxis. VI(1).

Chad Van Schoelandt, Jankovic, Ivan, and Block, Walter. (2016). “Rejoinder on Free Will, Determinism, Libertarianism and Austrian Economics,” Dialogue. Issue 2.

Ivan Jankovic. (2016). “Men of Little Faith: The Country Party Ideology in England and America,” American Political Thought. 5(2): 183-218.

Ivan Jankovic. (2016). “Das Tocqueville Problem: Individualism and Equality between Democracy in America and Ancient Regime,” Perspectives on Political Science. 45(2): 125-136.

Walter Block and Ivan Jankovic. (2016). “Tragedy of the Partnership: A Critique of Elinor Ostrom,’’ American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 75,(2): 289-318.

Ivan Jankovic. (2015). “Heterogeneous Capital and the Coasean Firm,” New Perspectives on Political Economy. 10(1): 29-48.

Ivan Jankovic. (2013). “Health Care and the 'Common Pool' Federalism in Canada,” Asian Journal of Canadian Studies. 20(1): 63-89.

Ivan Jankovic. (2012). “Economic Calculation, Maturity Mismatching and the Credit Cycle,” New Perspectives on Political Economy. VII(1): 105-123.

Ivan Jankovic. (2010). “Firm as a Nexus of Markets.” Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines. 16(1): Article 3.


PhD: Simon Fraser University, 2015