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Abigail R. Hall @MissAbigailH    Send Email

Abigail R. Hall is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Tampa. She received her Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University.

Professor Hall is the author of scholarly articles in such journals as Public Choice, Defence and Peace Economics, Advances in Austrian Economics, Review of Austrian Economics, The Independent Review, Atlantic Economic Review, and The Journal of Private Enterprise. And, her popular articles have appeared in Newsweek, The Hill, The Daily Caller, The American Thinker, and the nationally-syndicated McClatchy-Tribune News Service.

She is also the recipient of the William P. Snavley Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies, Association of Private Enterprise Young Scholar Award (2013, 2014, 2015), and the Don Lavoie Memorial Essay Competition Award.

Her work includes topics surrounding women's issues in business and the family, civil and economic liberty, the U.S. military and national defense, including, domestic police militarization, arms sales, weapons as foreign aid, and the political economy of military technology.

Income Inequality & Wealth | Abby Hall Blanco on Stossel November 8, 2016
The Surveillance State | Abigail Hall Blanco June 11, 2015

Political Correctness and the 2016 Presidential Election - Research Fellow Abigail Hall Blanco Appears on the Marc Cox radio show on KFTK in St. Louis, MO. December 14, 2016
Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall Blanco on New Minimum Wage Hikes March 22, 2016
Michelle Obama’s School Lunches Get an “F” — Research Fellow Abigail R. Hall Blanco on KTRS Radio March 9, 2016
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Independent Review Articles
Empire State of Mind: The Illiberal Foundations of Liberal Hegemony Fall 2016
We Kill Because We Can: From Soldiering to Assassination in the Drone Age Fall 2016
The War on Drugs in Afghanistan: Another Failed Experiment in Interdiction Summer 2016
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Trump Immigrant Rhetoric Relies on Statistical Outliers November 13, 2017
Anti Price Gouging Laws Don’t Benefit Consumers September 13, 2017
Feds Should Focus Less on Fixing Immigrants and More on Fixing the Law August 28, 2017
What We Can Learn from Portugal’s Drug Policy March 3, 2017
The Unintended Consequences of Minimum Wage Hikes January 20, 2017
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Beacon Blog Posts
A Plea to My Male (and Female) Colleagues in Economics August 28, 2017
Sex and Economics: Is Capitalism Less “Bang” for Your Buck? August 24, 2017
Atomic Bombs: What My Momma (Never) Told Me August 4, 2017
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