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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  • Mustafa Akyol

    Senior Visiting Fellow
    Freedom Project at Wellesley College

    A Turkish journalist and author, Mustafa Akyol studied political science and history at Bogazici University. For more than a decade, he has been writing regular opinion columns for Turkish publications like Hurriyet Daily News, and recently for the Middle-East focused Al-Monitor.com. Since fall 2013, he is also a regular contributing opinion writer for The International […]

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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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  • Owen Anderson

    Associate Professor of philosophy and religious studies
    Arizona State University

    Owen Anderson is an associate professor of philosophy and religious studies in ASU’s New College.  In 2013-2014 he was the William E. Simon research fellow in the James Madison Program at Princeton University and a visiting scholar at Princeton Seminary.  He has published seven books including The Declaration of Independence and God (2015) and The Natural Moral Law (2013) […]

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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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  • Jason Bedrick

    Policy Analyst
    Cato Institute

    Jason Bedrick is a policy analyst with the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom. He previously served as a legislator in the New Hampshire House of Representatives and was an education policy research fellow at the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy. Bedrick has published numerous studies on educational choice programs with organizations such as the Friedman […]

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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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  • Evan Bernick

    Assistant Director, Center for Judicial Engagement
    Institute for Justice

    Evan Bernick is the Assistant Director of the Center for Judicial Engagement at the Institute for Justice, the national law firm for liberty. He works to educate the public and persuade judges about the need to enforce all of the Constitution’s limits on government in every case.

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