Joy Buchanan

Joy Buchanan

PhD Fellow
Mercatus Center

Dr. Joy Buchanan is a professor of quantitative analysis and economics at Samford University.

Blog Posts

Who are the most generous helpers in the wake of Hurricane Irma?

The media rarely celebrate ordinary people doing jobs for which they get paid. But the man selling several generators can be more impactful than the man giving one away.

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Ron Swanson explains property rights with sandwiches and landmines

Understanding the far-reaching positive influence of individual property rights requires some creative thinking.

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Why you can’t fill a sled with Slurpee today

On this wonderful day, gleeful children and adults flock to their local 7-Elevens with cups of (almost) all shapes and sizes.

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Famine is about freedom, not just food

How can people still starve in a world overflowing with food and a vast international aid apparatus?

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This Valentine’s Day, the chocolate supply is in turmoil.

Learn how to drop the word “déblocage” into your romantic evening

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The supply curve explained — with cookies

At what price would you hand over your homemade Christmas cookies?

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Election results: Chocolate chip cookie wins again

Are you one of those people who like raisins in cookies? Too bad.

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