Ernest C. Pasour Jr.
Ernest Pasour is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute and Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. He is the author of the book, Agriculture and the State: Market Processes and Bureaucracy and Plowshares & Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (with Randy Rucker). Professor Pasour has written articles for various popular and professional publications and journals, including the American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Constitutional Political Economy, Journal of Libertarian Studies, National Tax Journal, Review of Austrian Economics, Southern Economics Journal, Minerva, Public Choice, Reason, Freeman, and Wall Street Journal. He received the Freedoms Foundation Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education in 1988.