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Art Carden is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute in Oakland, California and an Associate Professor of Economics at Samford University’s Brock School of Business.

In addition, he is a Senior Research Fellow with the Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics and a Senior Fellow with the Beacon Center of Tennessee.

Art’s research has appeared in the Journal of Urban Economics, the Southern Economic Journal, Applied Economics, Public Choice, and Contemporary Economic Policy, and his commentaries have appeared in Forbes, USA Today, and many other outlets.

He earned a BS and MA from the University of Alabama and an AM and PhD from Washington University in Saint Louis.

Before joining the faculty at Samford, Art taught economics at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama with his wife and three children.

Books
In All Fairness 2019
Future: Economic Peril or Prosperity? 2016
Video
The Economics of Pope Francis and the Caring Society Panel (Audio Only) April 3, 2018
Liberty and Responsibility | Art Carden July 18, 2016
Art Carden Talks Price Gouging on Stossel November 1, 2012
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Audio
Art Carden Talks about Regulation of Sugar March 1, 2012

Independent Review Articles
We’ll Never Be Royals, but That Doesn’t Matter Summer 2017
If We Keep Our Ethical Wits, We Can See over into a Great Enrichment Winter 2015/16
Bootleggers and Baptists Winter 2014/15
Commentary Articles
Three Principles for Monetary Institutions: Review of Money and the Rule of Law January 8, 2022
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Economics Classroom November 10, 2021
Can You Even Be an ‘Informed’ Citizen? October 13, 2021
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Beacon Blog Posts
Objectivity, Probability, and Scholarship April 20, 2011
Arnold Harberger on the Chicago Boys December 4, 2010
Human Rights and Economic Liberalization August 2, 2010
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Catalyst Posts
Tariffs on European Booze Will Hurt American Consumers January 24, 2020
Price Gouging Laws Are Knowledge Embargoes That Should Be Repealed October 11, 2019
Consumers Say ‘End of the Road’ for Volkswagen’s Iconic Beetle September 7, 2019
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Working Papers
The Creation of Knowledge in Society: Waste Defined by Property and Exchange July 25, 2017
More and Better: Resources Defined Through Property and Exchange May 5, 2017
Retail Innovations in American Economic History July 26, 2012
Contest Essay
Can’t Buy Me Growth: On Foreign Aid and Economic Change October 10, 2007



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