Research Fellow

Robert A. Lawson
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Robert A. Lawson is the Jerome M. Fullinwider Chair in Economic Freedom at Southern Methodist University, Co-Director of the Center for International Finance and Global Competitiveness and Director of the Economic Freedom Initiative. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Florida State University.

He is the author with James Gwartney of the annual volumes for Economic Freedom of the World, and his scholarly articles have appeared in the Journal of Private Enterprise, The Independent Review, Journal of Lutheran Ethics, Journal of Economic Education, Perspectives in Economic Education Research, Atlantic Economic Journal, Economics Bulletin, Kyklos, Journal of Economics and Finance Education, Social Philosophy and Policy, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Cato Journal, Asian Economic Review, Journal of Public Finance, and Public Choice.