Matthew McCaffrey

Matthew McCaffrey

Postdoctoral Fellow
University of Illinois at Springfield

Matthew McCaffrey is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Liberal and Integrative Studies at the University of Illinois at Springfield. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Angers, an MS in economics from Auburn University, and a BA in literature from Colorado State University. His research focuses on entrepreneurship, strategy, moral hazard, and the history of economic thought. He is also the editor of the academic journal Libertarian Papers, and blogs at the Mises Economics blog.

Blog Posts

The political left’s shmoo theory of education

“Education” is not some homogeneous blob individuals accumulate.

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Power, Politics, and Playing Dirty – “Game of Thrones” Learn Liberty Trailer [HD]

This program will explore the economic and political themes of Game of Thrones through an analysis of the novels by George R.R. Martin along with the television adaptations. The course…

The Game of Thrones Must Be Stopped

Why is Game of Thrones so violent? Economist and GoT superfan Matt McCaffrey contends that bloodshed and corruption are to be expected in a society like Westeros, which can also…