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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.

Founding Publisher David J. Theroux, Independent Institute
Editor Robert M. Whaples, Wake Forest University
Co-Editors Christopher J. Coyne, George Mason University
Gregory J. Robson, Iowa State University
Diana W. Thomas, Creighton University
Founding Editor Robert Higgs
Public Affairs Counsel Christopher B. Briggs, Independent Institute
Publications Manager Kathleen Curran, Independent Institute
Assistant Editors Ivan Eland, Independent Institute
Williamson M. Evers, Independent Institute
Lawrence J. McQuillan, Independent Institute
Graham H. Walker, Independent Institute
Copy Editor Karen Seriguchi
Online Manager Paul J. Theroux, 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, Baylor University
Phillip W. Magness, Independent Institute
James R. Otteson, University of Notre Dame
Charles Taliaferro, St. Olaf College
T. Hunt Tooley, Austin College
Lawrence H. White, George Mason University
Contributing Editors Lee J. Alston, University of Indiana
Neera Badhwar, University of Oklahoma
Herman Belz, University of Maryland
Bruce L. Benson, Florida State University
Lenore Ealy, The Philanthropic Enterprise and Universidad Francisco Marroquin
James W. Ely, Jr., Vanderbilt University
Vincent J. Geloso, George Mason University
Abigail R. Hall, University of Tampa
Steve H. Hanke, Johns Hopkins University
Randall G. Holcombe, Florida State University
Claudia Williamson Kramer, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Timur Kuran, Duke University
Richard Langlois, University of Connecticut
Gary D. Libecap, University of California, Santa Barbara
Loren E. Lomasky, University of Virginia
Edward J. López, Western Carolina University
William J. Luther, Florida Atlantic University
Mark Pennington, King’s College London
Benjamin Powell, Texas Tech University
Alexander Salter, Texas Tech University
Gene Smiley, Marquette University
Charlotte Twight, Boise State University
Chad van Schoelandt, Tulane University
Richard K. Vedder, Ohio University
Matthew Zwolinski, University of San Diego
Board of Advisors Barton J. Bernstein, Stanford University
Peter J. Boettke, George Mason University
Bruce Caldwell, Duke University
Robert W. Crandall, Brookings Institution
Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago
Lloyd C. Gardner, Rutgers University
Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution
Deirdre N. McCloskey, University of Illinois, Chicago
Geoffrey P. Miller, New York University
Michael Munger, Duke University
June O’Neill, Baruch College, The City University of New York
Karl-Dieter Opp, University of Leipzig
Pascal Salin, University of Paris
David J. Schmidtz, West Virginia University
William F. Shughart II, Independent Institute and Utah State University
Vernon L. Smith, Chapman University
Ulrich Witt, Max Planck Institute
Bruce Yandle, Clemson University






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