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Dwight R. Lee
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Dwight R. Lee is a Research Fellow at The Independent Institute and the William J. O’Neil Endowed Chair Global Markets and Freedom and Scholar in Residence at Southern Methodist University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and he has taught at the University of Georgia, Washington University, George Mason University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University of Colorado, San Diego State College, and American Institute of Banking.

His books include Economics in Our Time (with R. McNown), Microeconomics (with F. Glahe), Taxation and the Deficit Economy (ed.), Regulating Government (with R. McKenzie), The Market Reader (ed. with J. Doti), Quicksilver Capital (with R. McKenzie), and Failure and Progress (with R. McKenzie). A contributor to 25 other books, he is the author of over 135 scholarly articles and reviews, and his articles have appeared in The Washington Times, Chicago Tribune, Wall Street Journal, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Atlanta Constitution, USA Today, Newsday, Journal of Commerce, Across the Board, San Francisco Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, and Forbes.

He is former president of the Association of Private Enterprise Education and president of the Southern Economic Association.

Books
Re-Thinking Green 2005
Taxing Choice 1997
Arms, Politics, and the Economy 1990
Independent Review Articles
The Two Moralities of the Minimum Wage Summer 2014
Moderating the Dark Side of Emotional Morality with the Bright Side of Market Morality Fall 2012
Shrinking Leviathan: Can the Interaction Between Interests and Ideology Slice Both Ways? Fall 2011
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Commentary
Distrust and Verify February 1, 1999
Social Security Can Be Good for Your Health March 1, 1998
Free Trade to Benefit the Many, Not Fair Trade to Benefit the Few October 1, 1997
The Entrepreneur on the Heroic Journey April 1, 1997
Confession of a Compliant Taxpayer March 1, 1997
Research Articles
In Defense of Markets and Misers April 1, 1998
The Perversity of Doing Good at Others’ Expense September 1, 1997
Should Profits Be Shared with Workers? June 1, 1997
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