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Art Carden is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California and an Associate Professor of Economics at Samford University’s Brock School of Business.

In addition, he is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics and a Senior Fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee.

Art’s research has appeared in the Journal of Urban Economics, the Southern Economic Journal, Applied Economics, Public Choice, and Contemporary Economic Policy, and his commentaries have appeared in Forbes, USA Today, and many other outlets.

He earned a BS and MA from the University of Alabama and an AM and PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis.

Before joining the faculty at Samford, Art taught economics at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife and three children.

Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity? 2016
Liberty and Responsibility | Art Carden July 18, 2016
Art Carden Talks Price Gouging on Stossel November 1, 2012
Art Carden on Stossel August 1, 2012
Art Carden on Taxation as Theft April 18, 2011

Art Carden Talks about Regulation of Sugar March 1, 2012

Independent Review Articles
We’ll Never Be Royals, but That Doesn’t Matter Summer 2017
If We Keep Our Ethical Wits, We Can See over into a Great Enrichment Winter 2016
Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics Winter 2015
Muhammad Ali Defeated a Lot of Opponents. He Cannot, However, Defeat the Laws of Supply and Demand. June 28, 2016
Ride Sharing Is More than Just Taxi Problems July 24, 2015
Baumol and Kirzner Should Get the Economics Nobel October 10, 2014
Natural Disasters Still Aren’t Good for the Economy May 12, 2014
Colorado and Washington Blazed a Marijuana Legalization Trail: Should Others Follow? January 27, 2014
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Beacon Blog Posts
Objectivity, Probability, and Scholarship April 20, 2011
Arnold Harberger on the Chicago Boys December 4, 2010
Human Rights and Economic Liberalization August 2, 2010
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Working Paper
The Creation of Knowledge in Society: Waste Defined by Property and Exchange July 25, 2017
More and Better: Resources Defined Through Property and Exchange May 5, 2017
Retail Innovations in American Economic History July 26, 2012
Contest Essay
Can’t Buy Me Growth: On Foreign Aid and Economic Change October 10, 2007