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Ernest C. Pasour, Jr.

Ernest C. Pasour Jr. is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Professor Emeritus of Agricultural and Resource Economics at North Carolina State University. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University, and he is the author of the Independent Institute books, Plowshares & Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (with Randy Rucker) and Agriculture and the State: Market Processes and Bureaucracy.

Professor Pasour's scholarly articles have appeared in such journals as Agrekon, The American Economist, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Constitutional Political Economy, Cultural Dynamics, Econ Journal Watch, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Journal of Economic History, Journal of Farm Economics, Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Journal of Production Agriculture, Land Economics, Journal of Libertarian Studies, Minerva, National Tax Journal, New Zealand Economic Papers, Public Choice, Review of Austrian Economics, Review of Marketing Agricultural Economics, South African Journal of Economics, and Southern Journal of Agricultural Economics.

His popular articles have been published in Reason, The Freeman, and The Wall Street Journal, and he received the Freedom’s Foundation Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education in 1988.

Plowshares & Pork Barrels (Author) 2005
Agriculture and the State (Author) 1990
Commentary Articles
Dietary Committee’s Unpalatable Agenda April 7, 2014
U.S. Agricultural Programs: Who Pays? November 1, 2008
Agricultural Policy: The Seen and the Unseen July 2, 2008
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Research Article
We Can Do Better than Government Inspection of Meat May 1, 1998

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