Phillip W. Magness is a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Senior Research Fellow at the American Institute for Economic Research, and he has served as Academic Program Director at the Institute for Humane Studies and Adjunct Professor of Public Policy in the School of Public Policy and Government at George Mason University. He received his Ph.D. in history from George Mason University.
His books include Colonization after Emancipation: Lincoln and the Movement for Black Resettlement (with Sebastian N. Page) and The Rules of the Game: How Government Works and Why it Sometimes Doesnt (with Paul Weissburg), as well as the forthcoming What is Classical Liberal History? (edited with Michael Douma) and Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Bad Business Ethics of Higher Education (with Jason Brennan).
Dr. Magness's scholarly articles and reviews have appeared in The Independent Review, Journal of Markets and Morality, Journal of Private Enterprise, Journal of Supreme Court History, Journal of the History of Economic Thought, North Carolina Historical Review, Reviews in History, Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Journal of Southern History, Journal of Business Ethics, Civil War History, Register of the Kentucky Historical Society, Virginia Magazine of History, Liberal Education, Slavery & Abolition, Journal of the Early Republic, and Constitutional Political Economy.
His popular articles have been published in Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Daily Caller, History News Network, and Civil War Monitor.