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Senior Fellows

Research Fellows

Burton A. Abrams
Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Delaware


Hovannes Abramyan
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Vicki E. Alger
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Karen LaFollette Araujo
former President, Hemispheric Studies Institute


Dominick T. Armentano
Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Hartford


Thompson Ayodele
Executive Director, Initiative for Public Policy Analysis, Nigeria.


Stephen Baskerville
Associate Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and author of Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007).


Jonathan J. Bean
Professor of History, Southern Illinois University


Scott A. Beaulier
Dean of the North Dakota State University's College of Business


Wilfred Beckerman
Emeritus Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford University, England


David Beckworth
Assistant Professor of Economics at Western Kentucky University


David T. Beito
Professor Emeritus, University of Alabama


Linda Royster Beito
Professor and Dean of Arts and Science, Stillman College


James T. Bennett
Eminent Scholar, the William P. Snavely Chair of Political Economy and Public Policy, and Director of the John M. Olin Institute for Employment Practice and Policy, Department of Economics, George Mason University


K. Lloyd Billingsley
Policy Fellow, Independent Institute


Erwin A. Blackstone
Professor of Economics at Temple University


Peter J. Boettke
University Professor of Economics and Philosophy, George Mason University


Patricia H. Born
Payne H. and Charlotte Hodges Midyette Eminent Scholar in Risk Management & Insurance, College of Business, Florida State University


Donald J. Boudreaux
Professor of Economics, George Mason University


Matthew E. Brown
Assistant Professor of Business Administration, University of Illinois-Springfield


Edgar K. Browning
Professor Emeritus of Economics, Texas A&M University


Laurie L. Calhoun
Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Advisory Editor of Transition: An International Review.


Rosolino A. Candela
Program Director, of Academic and Student Programs and Senior Fellow in the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University


Art Carden
Associate Professor of Economics and Business, Samford University


Thomas F. Cargill
Professor of Economics, University of Nevada


Katie Colton
Utah State University


Roy E. Cordato
Vice President for Research, John Locke Foundation


Tyler Cowen
General Director, Mercatus Center and the James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy, George Mason University


Abigail Devereaux
Assistant Professor of Economics, W. Frank Barton Business School, Wichita State University


Thomas J. DiLorenzo
former Professor of Economics at Loyola University in Maryland


Kevin Dowd
Professor of Finance and Economics at Durham University, England


Donald A. Downs
Professor of Political Science, Law and Journalism, University of Wisconsin


Martin Eling
Professor of Insurance and Director, Institute of Insurance Science, University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)


Richard A. Epstein
Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University


Craig Eyermann
Instructor in Business and Mathematics, Axia College, University of Phoenix


Hugo J. Faria
Professor of Economics and Finance, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion, Caracas, Venezuela


Tate Fegley
Postdoctoral Associate, Center for Governance and Markets, University of Pittsburgh


Robert L. Formaini
Adjunct Instructor of Economics, Collin College


Arthur E. Foulkes
Professor of Government, Northwood University


H. E. Frech
Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara


Caleb S. Fuller
Grove City College


Gary M. Galles
Professor of Economics, Pepperdine University


Terry L. Gannon
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


B. Delworth Gardner
Emeritus Professor of Economics, Brigham Young University


Bradley M. Gardner
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Gabriel Gasave
Research Fellow and Director of ElIndependent.org


Zachary Gochenour
Fellow, Department of Economics, George Mason University


Peter Gordon
Professor of Policy, Planning and Development, University of Southern California


Martin F. Grace
James S. Kemper Professor of Risk Management, Georgia State University


Thomas J. Grennes
Professor Emeritus of Economics, North Carolina State University


Jahn K. Hakes
Mathematical Statistician, US Census Bureau


Simon Hakim
Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Competitive Government, Temple University


Joshua C. Hall
Associate Professor of Economics, West Virginia University


Abigail R. Hall Blanco
Associate Professor of Economics, Bellarmine University


David R. Henderson
Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Emeritus Professor of Economics, Naval Postgraduate School


Elizabeth Bernard Higgs
Adjunct Fellow, Independent Institute


Peter J. Hill
George F. Bennett Professor Emeritus of Business and Economics, Wheaton College


Jeffrey Rogers Hummel
Professor of Economics, San Jose State University


Morgan E. Hunter
Hoover Institution


David Isenberg
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Brian Isom
Research Manager, Center for Growth and Opportunity, Utah State University


L. Lynne Kiesling
Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and the Social Enterprise in the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University


C. Ronald Kimberling
former Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education in the U.S. Department of Education


Daniel B. Klein
Professor of Economics, George Mason University; co-author of FDAReview.org


Peter G. Klein
Research Associate, Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise, Baylor University


Robert W. Klein
Associate Professor and director at the Center for Risk Management and Insurance Research, Georgia State University


Andrew N. Kleit
Professor of Energy and Environmental Economics, Pennsylvania State University


Roger G. Koppl
Professor of Economics and Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University


Noelle Kowalczyk
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Emre Kuvvet
Associate Professor of Finance, Nova Southeastern University


Robert A. Lawson
Jerome M. Fullinwider Chair in Economic Freedom, Southern Methodist University


Dwight R. Lee
Emeritus Chair of Ramsey Professor of Free Enterprise, Economics Department, University of Georgia


Peter T. Leeson
BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism, George Mason University


David R. Legates
Retired Professor of Climatology in the Department of Geography and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics, University of Delaware


Eli Lehrer
President, R Street Institute


Pierre Lemieux
Economist, Department of Management Sciences, Université du Québec en Outaouais, Canada


Stan J. Liebowitz
Ashbel Smith Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the Analysis of Property Rights and Innovation, University of Texas, Dallas


Edward J. López
BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism, Western Carolina University


Anthony R. Lupo
Chairman and Professor of Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Science, University of Missouri


Ian S. Lustick
Bess W. Heyman Chair of Political Science and Director of Graduate Studies in the Political Science Department at the University of Pennsylvania


Douglas W. MacKenzie
Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics, U.S. Coast Guard Academy


Phillip W. Magness
Senior Research Fellow, American Institute for Economic Research


Raymond J. March
Assistant Professor, Agribusiness and Applied Economics, North Dakota State University


Stephen E. Margolis
Head, Department of Economics, North Carolina State University


J. Victor Marshall
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Wendy McElroy
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Richard B. McKenzie
Walter B. Gerken Professor Emeritus of Enterprise and Society, Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine


Vern P. McKinley
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Thomas Means
Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Economic Education, San Jose State University


Roger E. Meiners
John and Judy Goolsby and E.M. (Manny) Rosenthal Chair in Economics and Law, University of Texas, Arlington


John D. Merrifield
Professor of Economics, University of Texas, San Antonio


Robert J. Michaels
Professor of Economics, California State University, Fullerton


Jeffrey A. Miron
Professor of Economics, Harvard University


Robert L. Morris, Jr.
Policy Fellow, Independent Institute


Andrew P. Morriss
Dean and Anthony G. Buzbee Dean's Endowed Chairholder, Texas A&M University School of Law


Robert P. Murphy
Senior Economist, Institute for Energy Research


George W. Nicholson
Retired Associate Justice for the Court of Appeal, Third District, State of California


Randal O’Toole
Senior Fellow, Thoreau Institute


Lee E. Ohanian
Professor of Economics and Director of the Ettinger Family Program in Macroeconomic Research, University of California, Los Angeles


Edward A. Olsen
Professor Emeritus of National Security Studies, Naval Postgraduate School


James R. Otteson
John T. Ryan Jr. Professor of Business Ethics, University of Notre Dame


Ernest C. Pasour, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Resource Economics, North Carolina State University


James L. Payne
Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Director of Lytton Research and Analysis


Jeffrey J. Pompe
Nellie Cooke Sparrow Professor of Business, Professor of Economics, and Francis Marion University Trustee Research Scholar, Francis Marion University


Lawrence S. Powell
Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration, University of Alabama


Linda C. Raeder
Professor of Politics, Palm Beach Atlantic University


R. David Ranson
President and Director of Research, HCWE & Company


Michael Reksulak
Director of Online Programs, George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School


Nicholas Rescher
University Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh


Sheldon Richman
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


James R. Rinehart
Professor Emeritus of Economics, Francis Marion University


Paul Craig Roberts
Chairman, Institute of Political Economy; former Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, U.S. Department of the Treasury


Gabriel Roth
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Paul H. Rubin
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Economics, Emory University


Randal R. Rucker
Professor of Agricultural Economics and Economics, Montana State University


Matt E. Ryan
Assistant Professor of Economics, Duquesne University


Alexander William Salter
Associate Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business and the Comparative Economics Research Fellow, Free Market Institute, Texas Tech University


Joan T. Schmit
American Family Insurance Chair in Risk Management and Insurance, University of Wisconsin, Madison


John Semmens
Laissez Faire Institute


Emily C. Skarbek
Associate Professor of Political Theory (Research), Political Theory Project and the Director of the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Research Seminar, Brown University


Vernon L. Smith
Member of the Board of Advisors, Independent Institute; Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences; Professor of Economics and Law, the George L. Argyros Endowed Chair in Finance and Economics, and the Founding Director of the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University


John W. Sommer
Knight Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina


Samuel R. Staley
Director, DeVoe L. Moore Center, College of Social Sciences, Florida State University


Edward P. Stringham
Kathryn Wasserman Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation and Deputy Director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Endowment, Trinity College


Joseph R. Stromberg
Independent Historian


Paul Sullivan
Professor of Economics, National Defense University


Adam B. Summers
Research Fellow, Center on Entrepreneurial Innovation, Independent Institute


Scott Sumner
Professor of Economics, Bentley University


Shirley V. Svorny
Professor Emerita of Economics, California State University, Northridge


Charles Taliaferro
Professor of Philosophy, St. Olaf College


Eric R. Taylor
Marvin & Warren Boudreaux Professor of Chemistry, University of Louisiana at Lafayette


Peter A. Thiel
Founder and Managing Member, Clarium Capital Management, LLC


Mark Thornton
Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute


Ronald L. Trowbridge
Policy Fellow


Charlotte Twight
Adjunct Fellow; Professor of Economics, Boise State University


Richard E. Wagner
Hobart R. Hobart Professor of Economics, George Mason University


William J. Watkins, Jr.
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Lawrence H. White
Professor of Economics, George Mason University


Lawrence J. White
Arthur E. Imperatore Professor of Economics, New York University


Douglas Glen Whitman
Associate Professor of Economics, California State University, Northridge


Ben Wilterdink
Research Fellow


Ze’ev Wurman
Chief Software Architect, MonolithIC 3D Inc.


Bruce Yandle
Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics, Emeritus and Dean Emeritus, Clemson University


Ryan M. Yonk
Senior Research Faculty, American Institute for Economic Research


José Maria J. Yulo
Lecturer in Philosophy and Western Civilization, Academy of Art University



In Memoriam Research Fellows

George B. N. Ayittey
former President of the Free Africa Foundation and former Distinguished Economist in Residence in the Department of Economics at American University


Angelo M. Codevilla
Professor Emeritus of International Relations, Boston University


Robert H. Nelson
Professor of Environmental Policy, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland


Gary M. Anderson
Professor of Economics, California State University, Northridge


Alan Day
Professor, London School of Economics


Anthony de Jasay
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


George W. Douglas
Economic Counsel, George W. Douglas and Company


Stephen P. Dresch
Former Dean, Michigan Technological University's School of Business and Engineering Administration


Antony G. N. Flew
Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, University of Reading, England


Fred E. Foldvary
Professor of Economics, Santa Clara University


Elizabeth Fox-Genovese
Late Eleanore Raoul Professor of Humanities, Emory University


Lowell E. Gallaway
Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor of Economics, Ohio University


Bruce L. Gardner
Late Professor of Agriculture and Resource Economics, University of Maryland


William M. Gray
Late Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (CSU), head of the Tropical Meteorology Project at CSU, and a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society


Ronald Hamowy
Emeritus Professor of History, University of Alberta, Canada


Jack Hirshleifer
Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles


Peter W. Huber
Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute


M. Bruce Johnson
Founding Research Director, Independent Institute; Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara


David L. Kaserman
late Torchmark Professor of Economics, Auburn University


Don B. Kates, Jr.
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


Robert E. Keleher
Chief Macroeconomist, Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress


Deepak K. Lal
James S. Coleman Professor of International Development Studies, University of California at Los Angeles


Cotton M. Lindsay
Professor of Economics, Clemson University


Spencer Heath MacCallum
Director, Heather Foundation


Tibor R. Machan
Professor of Philosophy, Chapman University


William F. Marina
late Professor Emeritus in History at Florida Atlantic University


Fred S. McChesney
de la Cruz-Mentschikoff Endowed Chair in Law and Economics, University of Miami


Paul W. McCracken
Edmund Ezra Day Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Business Administration, Economics, and Public Policy, University of Michigan; former Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisors


Patrick J. Michaels
Senior Fellow, Center for Energy and Environment, Competitive Enterprise Institute


William C. Mitchell
Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Oregon


Herbert Mohring
Professor of Economics, University of Minnesota


Cassandra Chrones Moore
Former Adjunct Fellow, Independent Institute


Mike M. Moore
Research Fellow, Independent Institute


William A. Niskanen
Chairman Emeritus and Distinguished Senior Economist, Cato Institute; former Acting Chairman, President’s Council of Economics Advisers


Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr.
President, Sequoia Enterprises


Ralph Raico
Professor Emeritus of History, State University of New York, Buffalo


William Ratliff
Research Fellow and Curator of the Americas Collection at the Hoover Institution


Murray N. Rothbard
S. J. Hall Distinguished Professor of Economics, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Simon Rottenberg
Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Massachusetts


Charles K. Rowley
Professor of Economics at George Mason University; Director of the Program in Economics, Politics and the Law, James M. Buchanan Center for Political Economy; and General Director of The Locke Institute


Jordan A. Schwarz
Professor of History, Northern Illinois University


Larry J. Sechrest
Professor of Economics, Sul Ross State University


Frederick Seitz
President Emeritus of Rockefeller University and former President of the National Academy of Sciences


Perry Shapiro
Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of California at Santa Barbara


Bernard H. Siegan
Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of San Diego


Julian L. Simon
Professor of Business Administration, University of Maryland


S. Fred Singer
Professor Emeritus of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia


Robert B. Stinnett
Author, Day of Deceit: The Truth about FDR and Pearl Harbor


Richard L. Stroup
Emeritus Professor of Economics, North Carolina State University; Professor of Economics, Montana State University


Edward C. Sullivan
Professor of Civil Engineering, California State Polytechnic University


Richard H. Timberlake, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Georgia


Robert D. Tollison
J. Wilson Newman Professor of Economics and BB&T Senior Fellow at Clemson University


William Tucker

Gordon Tullock
University Professor of Law and Economics and Distinguished Research Fellow, George Mason University


John T. Wenders
Professor of Economics, University of Idaho


Aaron B. Wildavsky
Class of 1940 Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley


Leland B. Yeager
Ludwig von Mises Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics, Auburn University




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