Experts

  • Charity-Joy Acchiardo

    Lecturer
    University of Arizona

    Charity-Joy Acchiardo is Director of the Office of Economic Education and Lecturer of Economics at the University of Arizona.  She understands that many people perceive the study of economics as uninteresting and disconnected to the realities of their everyday lives. But she also knows that isn’t true. She gets her students actively engaged in observing […]

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  • John R. Ammon


    John R. Ammon is a practicing anesthesiologist in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona. He has been in practice for 37 years since training at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School program and fellowship training in cardiovascular anesthesiology at the Stanford University Medical Center. He has served on medical school faculties at the University of Pittsburgh and the […]

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  • Nigel Ashford

    Senior Program Officer
    Institute for Humane Studies

    Dr. Nigel Ashford is senior program officer at the Institute for Humane Studies. He joined IHS from the United Kingdom where he was professor of politics and Jean Monnet Scholar in European Integration at Staffordshire University, England. Dr. Ashford has also directed the Principles for a Free Society Project at the Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation in […]

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  • Howard Baetjer

    Lecturer
    Towson University

    Howard Baetjer Jr. is a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Towson University in Towson, Maryland, where he teaches courses in microeconomics, money and banking, comparative economic systems, and the history of economic thought.  He blogs at freeourmarkets.com. He is the author of Free Our Markets, A Citizens’ Guide to Essential Economics, which explains […]

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  • Adam Bates

    Policy Analyst
    Cato Institute

    Adam Bates is a policy analyst with Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice. His research interests include constitutional law, the War on Drugs, the War on Terror, police militarization, and overcriminalization. Bates received a BA in Political Science from the University of Miami, where he also walked onto the Miami Hurricanes football team, and both an […]

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  • Scott Beaulier

    Executive Director
    Center for Economic Liberty, W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

    Throughout his career as an economist, Scott Beaulier has been actively engaged in the policy arena, both within academia and in the public sphere. As Executive Director of Arizona State University’s new Center for Economic Liberty within the W.P. Carey School of Business, Dr. Beaulier is at the forefront of building an academic and research center […]

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  • Tom W. Bell

    Professor of Law
    Chapman University

    Tom W. Bell is a professor at Chapman University School of Law. He specializes in high-tech legal issues and has written a variety of papers on Intellectual Property and Internet Law. Professor Bell received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993, where he served both as a member of the […]

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  • Daniel K. Benjamin

    Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus
    Clemson University

    Daniel Benjamin has taught at Montana State University, the University of Washington and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Clemson University. In 1994, he joined the PERC—the Property and Environment Research Center as a senior fellow and the director of the PERC Fellowship Program for graduate and law students with an […]

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  • David Bier

    Policy Analyst
    Cato Institute

    David J. Bier is an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity. He is an expert on visa reform, border security, and interior enforcement, and his work has been cited in the Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Politico, and many other print and online publications.

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  • Bradley Birzer

    Director of the American Studies Program
    Hillsdale College

    Professor Bradley Birzer holds a Doctorate from Indiana University in Bloomington. He is the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in History and Director of the American Studies Program at Hillsdale College, Michigan. He is the author of Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson (Christendom Press, 2007) and American Cicero: The Life […]

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  • Josh Blackman

    Assistant Professor of Law
    South Texas College of Law

    Josh is a Constitutional Law Professor  at the South Texas College of Law, Houston who specializes in constitutional law, the United States Supreme Court, and the intersection of law and technology. Josh is the author of Unprecedented: The Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare. Josh was selected by Forbes Magazine for the “30 Under 30″ in Law and Policy. Josh is the founder […]

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  • Charles Blahous

    Director of Spending and Budget Initiative, Senior Research Fellow
    Mercatus Center

    Charles Blahous is the director of the Spending and Budget Initiative and a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He specializes in domestic economic policy and retirement security (with an emphasis on Social Security), as well as federal fiscal policy, entitlements, and health care programs. Blahous’s media appearances range from The Diane […]

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