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Edited by the renowned scholar in economics, history and politics, Dr. Robert Higgs (senior fellow, The Independent Institute), The Independent Review features new, pathbreaking, and non-politicized articles and reviews by many of the world’s finest scholars and policy experts in economics, law, history, political science, philosophy, sociology, and other fields. Probing the most difficult and pressing of social and economic questions, The Independent Review uniquely features in-depth examinations of current policy issues viewed in comprehensive historical, ethical and economic perspectives.

The Independent Review’s contents are interesting, informative, wide-ranging, and based on solid scholarship. The Independent Review authors represent a variety of disciplines, intellectual traditions, and ideological perspectives, and articles and reviews that range across the social sciences and related fields. Undaunted and uncompromising, this is the journal that is pioneering future debate.

Publisher David J. Theroux, The Independent Institute
Founding Editor and Editor at Large Robert Higgs, The Independent Institute
Co-Editors Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University
Michael C. Munger, Duke University
Robert M. Whaples, Wake Forest University
Managing Editor Robert M. Whaples, Wake Forest University
Publications Editor Cecilia Santini, Independent Institute
Assistant Editors Carl P. Close, The Independent Institute
Ivan Eland, The Independent Institute
Lawrence J. McQuillan, The Independent Institute
Alexander T. Tabarrok, The Independent Institute
Copy Editor Annie M. Barva
Online Manager Paul J. Theroux, The Independent Institute
Associate Editors Jonathan Bean, Southern Illinois University
Donald J. Boudreaux, George Mason University
Price V. Fishback, University of Arizona
Roger W. Garrison, Auburn University
Peter G. Klein, University of Missouri
James R. Otteson, Yeshiva University
Andrew R. Rutten, Stanford University
William F. Shughart II, The Independent Institute and Utah State University
Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College
T. Hunt Tooley, Austin College
Contributing Editors Lee J. Alston, University of Indiana
Herman Belz, University of Maryland
Bruce L. Benson, Florida State University
James W. Ely, Jr., Vanderbilt University
Steve H. Hanke, Johns Hopkins University
Randall G. Holcombe, Florida State University
Timur Kuran, Duke University
Richard Langlois, University of Connecticut
Gary D. Libecap, University of California, Santa Barbara
Loren E. Lomasky, Bowling Green State University
Gene Smiley, Marquette University
Charlotte Twight, Boise State University
Board of Advisors Barton J. Bernstein, Stanford University
Robert W. Crandall, Brookings Institution
Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester
Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago
Lloyd C. Gardner, Rutgers University
Nathan Glazer, Harvard University
Deepak K. Lal, University of California, Los Angeles
Deirdre N. McCloskey, University of Illinois, Chicago
Geoffrey P. Miller, New York University
Karl-Dieter Opp, University of Leipzig
Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh
Daniel N. Robinson, Georgetown University and Oxford University
Bruce M. Russett, Yale University
Pascal Salin, University of Paris
Ulrich Witt, Max Planck Institute
Bruce M. Yandle, Clemson University
Leland B. Yeager, Auburn University