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Edward J. López is Research Fellow at The Independent Institute, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism at Western Carolina University, and former President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education. He earned a B.S. in economics from Texas A&M University, and an M.A. and Ph.D in economics at George Mason University in 1997. Before joining the faculty of San Jose State University in the fall of 2005, he held appointments at the University of North Texas, San Jose State University and George Mason University, and he served as staff economist on the Joint Economic Committee of Congress.

Professor López's main area of research is in public choice and law and economics, with emphases on empirical models of creative expression, technological innovation, voting, political ideology, and political institutions. Additional areas of research include antitrust regulation, property rights, campaign finance, term limits, and federal fiscal policy. Professor López has taught courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, law and economics, public finance, public choice, and mathematical economics.

His scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in Public Choice, Journal of Political Science, Review of Law & Economics, Political Research Quarterly, Southern Economic Journal, Social Science Quarterly, Eastern Economic Journal, and Review of Austrian Economics.

The Pursuit of Justice 2010
Property Rights 2010
Is U.S. Justice Broken? December 9, 2010

Edward López with David Theroux on the New Book, The Pursuit of Justice December 9, 2010
Is U.S. Justice Broken? December 9, 2010

Is U.S. Justice Broken? December 9, 2010
Independent Review Articles
Kelo and Its Discontents: The Worst (or Best?) Thing to Happen to Property Rights Winter 2007
Washington’s Bipartisan Crack-Up Foretells a Turn Toward Economic Freedom December 4, 2013
Fashion Design and Copyright December 1, 2010
Is the Decline of Newspapers a Market Failure? October 1, 2010
Will the Real Eminent Domain Reform Please Stand Up May 29, 2008
Kelo: Taking the E.D. out of Economic Development June 23, 2006
Beacon Blog Posts
Segway Police: Unsafe at Any Speed? June 15, 2012
A Conversation about Gasoline Prices May 5, 2011
Cy pres in Class Action Lawsuits: Alive and Well? February 28, 2011
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Working Papers
New Anti-Merger Theories December 2, 1999
Policy Reports
Below-Market Housing Mandates as Takings: Measuring their Impact November 9, 2007