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Burton A. Abrams
Research Fellow and Director of MyGovCost.org
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Burton A. Abrams is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, Director of the Institute's Government Cost Calculator (MyGovCost.org), and Professor of Economics at the University of Delaware.

Professor Abrams received his Ph.D. in economics from Ohio State University and he has taught at the University of Split (Croatia), University of the Western Cape (South Africa), University of Adelaide, and Nankai University (China). He has also served as Staff Economist at the Federal Trade Commission and National Fellow at the Hoover Institution.

He is the author of The Terrible 10: A Century of Economic Folly, Return to Animal Farm and An Economic Theory of Lobbying: A Case Study of the U.S. Banking Industry, and his articles and reviews have appeared in such scholarly journals as Journal of Economic History; Public Choice; Eastern Economic Journal, Journal of Economic Perspectives; Southern Economic Journal; Journal of Money, Credit and Banking; Applied Economics; Journal of Economics and Business; Marine Resource Economics; National Tax Journal; Research in Law and Economics; Journal of Political Economy; and Journal of Broadcasting. In addition, his popular articles have been published in the Asian Wall Street Journal, News Journal (DE), Economic Exchange and Reason.

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The Terrible 10 2013
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Burton Abrams on KKSF's Bob Zadek Radio Show March 30, 2014

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