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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, comparative economic systems, and money and banking. He is currently working on a book explaining the market-process approach to public policy analysis. Dr. Baetjer is also a frequent faculty member at IHS Summer […]

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  • Scott Beaulier

    Associate Professor of Economics
    Troy University

    Scott Beaulier is the Adams-Bibby Chair of Free Enterprise and Associate Professor of Economics at Troy University.  He is also the Executive Director of Troy University's Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy. Previously, Dr. Beaulier was Assistant Professor of Economics and Chair of the Economics Department in Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and […]

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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

    The effect of government policy changes on the private sector has been the unifying theme that ties together Daniel K. Benjamin’s broad-scale research. He not only examines the outcomes of policy changes, but also the reasons behind the modifications. Taxes, unemployment, risk assessment, and drugs have been the focus of much of Benjamin’s research. His […]

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  • David Boaz

    Executive Vice President
    Cato Institute

    David Boaz is the executive vice president of the Cato Institute and has played a key role in the development of the Cato Institute and the libertarian movement. He is a provocative commentator and a leading authority on domestic issues such as education choice, drug legalization, the growth of government, and the rise of libertarianism. […]

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  • Don Boudreaux

    Professor of Economics
    George Mason University

    Professor Donald J. Boudreaux was the Chairman of the Department of Economics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, from August 2001 to August 2009. Previously, he was president of the Foundation for Economic Education (1997-2001); Associate Professor of Legal Studies and Economics at Clemson University (1992-1997); and Assistant Professor of Economics at George Mason […]

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  • Jason Brennan

    Assistant Professor of Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy
    Georgetown University

    Jason Brennan is Assistant Professor of Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy at Georgetown University. He is the author of Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2012), The Ethics of Voting (Princeton University Press, 2011), and, with David Schmidtz, A Brief History of Liberty (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). His research concerns democratic theory, government failure, civic virtue, and […]

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  • Susan Love Brown

    Professor of Anthropology
    Florida Atlantic University

    Dr. Susan Love Brown is professor of anthropology at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida.  She is a cultural anthropologist who specializes in political and psychological anthropology with emphasis on the origins of ideology, cultural theory, social evolution, gender, ethnicity, and the study of intentional communities and utopia.  Her areal interests are the Caribbean […]

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  • Jennifer Burns

    Assistant Professor of History
    University of Virginia

    Jennifer Burns is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia, where she teaches courses on American political, cultural, and intellectual history. She graduated from Harvard University magna cum laude majoring in History, and received her Masters and PhD in History from the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Burns is the author […]

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  • Bryan Caplan

    Professor of Economics
    George Mason University

    Bryan Caplan is an economics professor at George Mason University, and a senior scholar at the Mercatus Center.  His writings have been published in the American Economic Review, the Economic Journal, the Journal of Law and Economics, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post  and many other outlets.  Caplan has appeared on […]

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  • Art Carden

    Assistant Professor of Economics
    Samford University

    Art Carden is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.  In addition, he is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics, a Research Fellow with the Independent Institute, a Senior Fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee, and a member of the Adjunct Faculty of the […]

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