Dr. Daniel J. Smith

Director of the Political Economy Research Institute & Associate Professor of Economics

Dr.  Daniel J. Smith
(615) 904-8485
Room N242, Business & Aerospace Building (BAS)
MTSU Box 190, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • PHD, George Mason University (2011)
  • MA, George Mason University (2009)
  • BBA, Northwood University (2007)
  • AA, Northwood University (2007)

Areas of Expertise

Public Choice, Political Economy, Austrian Economics, and Monetary Institutions

Biography

Dr. Daniel J. Smith the Director of the Political Economy Research Institute and Associate Professor of Economics in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Smith was previously the Associate Director of the Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy and the BB&T Professor of Economic Freedom at Troy University. Daniel received his Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. His academic research and policy work uses Austrian and public choice economics to analyze private and public governance institutions. His research is published in academics journals such, such as Public ChoiceEconomics of Governance, and the Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, and in chapters in books published by Oxford University Press, Routledge, and Wiley-Blackwell. Dr. Smith has been interviewed over 140 times on radio and television outlets across the nation and has published over 50 op-eds in newspapers, including in The Wall Street JournalInvestor's Business DailyCNBC.comThe Detroit News,The Jefferson City News Tribune, and AL.com

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Publications

Books

Money and the Rule of Law: Generality and Predicitability in Monetary Institutions (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander W. Salter). In progress. Under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Academic Journal Articles

22. “The Undertaker’s Cut: Challenging the Rational Basis for Casket Licensing” (with Noah J. Trudeau). Journal of Private Enterprise, Summer 20...

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Books

Money and the Rule of Law: Generality and Predicitability in Monetary Institutions (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander W. Salter). In progress. Under contract with Cambridge University Press.

Academic Journal Articles

22. “The Undertaker’s Cut: Challenging the Rational Basis for Casket Licensing” (with Noah J. Trudeau). Journal of Private Enterprise, Summer 2019.**

21. “Political Economists or Political Economists? The Role of Political Environments in the Formation of Fed Policy under Burns, Greenspan, and Bernanke” (with Alexander W. Salter). Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 71(1) 2019: 1-13.  

20. “Central Banking without Romance,” (with Thomas L. Hogan and Robin P. K. Aguiar- Hicks). European Journal of Comparative Economics, 15(2) 2018: 293-314.**

19. “Money as Meta-Rule: Buchanan's Constitutional Economics as a Foundation for Monetary Stability” (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander W. Salter). Public Choice 176 (3-4) 2018: 529-555.

18. “Swindled or Served? A Survey of Payday Lending Customers in Southeast Alabama” (with Christy A. Bronson). Southern Business and Economic Journal 40(1) 2018: 16-32.*

17. “The Impact of Public Pension Board of Trustee Composition on State Bond Ratings” (with John A. Dove and Courtney A. Collins). Economics of Governance 19(1) 2018: 51-73.

16. “Occupational Licensing in Alabama.” Labour & Industry 27(2) 2017: 77-94.

15. “Coordination in Disaster: Non-price Learning and the Allocation of Resources after Natural Disasters” (with Daniel Sutter). The Review of Austrian Economics 30(4) 2017: 469-492.

14. “The Demoralizing Trap of Keynesianism” (with Sean P. Alvarez). Journal of Markets & Morality 20(1) 2017: 55-68.*

13. “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Knowledge Problems in Monetary Policy” (with Alexander W. Salter). Contemporary Economic Policy 35(3) 2017: 505-517.

12. “Evolving Views on Monetary Policy in the Thought of Hayek, Friedman, and Buchanan” (with Peter J. Boettke). The Review of Austrian Economics 29(4) 2016: 351-370.

11. “Education in a Robust Political Economy” (with Scott A. Beaulier and Benjamin G. Tegethoff). School System Reform Journal 2016: 1-34.*

10. “An Episodic History of Modern Federal Reserve Independence” (with Peter J. Boettke). The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 20(1) 2015: 99-120.

9. “Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: A Framework for the Intimate and Extended Orders.” Studies in Emergent Order 7 2014: 239-257.

8. “Heterogeneity and Exchange: Safe-Conducts in Medieval Spain.” The Review of Austrian Economics 27(2) 2014: 183-197.

7. “Federal Reserve Independence: A Centennial Review” (with Peter J. Boettke). The Journal of Prices & Markets 1(1) 2013: 31-48.

6. “Response and Recovery after the Joplin Tornado: Lessons Applied and Lessons Learned” (with Daniel Sutter). The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 18(2) 2013: 165-188.

5. “Technology and the Architecture of Emergent Orders” (with Scott A. Beaulier and Daniel Sutter). Studies in Emergent Order 5 2012: 157-176.

4. “The Impact of Nobel Prize Winners: Mainline vs. Mainstream” (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander Fink). American Journal of Economics and Sociology 71(5) 2012: 1219-1249.

3. “Hooligans” (with Peter T. Leeson and Nicholas A. Snow). Revue d'Économie Politique 122(2) 2012: 213-231.

2. “Norms in Sports Contests: The Tour de France” (with Alexander Fink). Journal of Sport Management 26(1) 2012: 43-52.

1. “The Evolution of Economics: Where We Are and How We Got Here” (with Peter J. Boettke and Peter T. Leeson). Long Term View 7(1) 2008: 14-22.

Academic Book Chapters

6. “On Your Mark, Get Set, Develop!” (with Scott A. Beaulier). In, Peter J. Boettke and Christopher J. Coyne’s (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Austrian Economics. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2015: 713-726.

5. “The Theory of Social Cooperation Historically Contemplated” (with Peter J. Boettke). In, Robert F. Garnett Jr., Paul Lewis, and Lenore T. Ealy’s (Eds.), Commerce and Community: Ecologies of Social Cooperation. London and New York: Routledge, 2015: 38-55.

4. “Już tu Byłem, Już to Robiłem: Ekonomia Polityczna Spod Znaku Déjà Vu” (with Peter J. Boettke and Nicholas A. Snow). In, Leszek Balcerowicz’s (Ed.), Odkrywając Wolność: Przeciw Zniewoleniu Umysłów. Warsawa, Polska: Zysk I S-Ka Wydawnictwo, 2012: 975-1012. Translation of “Been There Done That: The Political Economy of Déjà Vu, 1950 and 2010.” In, Steven Kates’ (Ed.), The Global Financial Crisis: What Have We Learnt? Gloucestershire, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011: 975-1012.

3. “The Impact of Nobel Prize Winners: Mainline vs. Mainstream” (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander Fink). In, Daniel Sutter’s (Ed.), Different but Equal: Documenting the Contribution of Dissident Scholars. United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012: 77-107. Reprint of “The Impact of Nobel Prize Winners: Mainline vs. Mainstream,” American Journal of Economics and Sociology 71(5) 2012: 14-45.

2. “Been There Done That: The Political Economy of Déjà Vu, 1950 and 2010” (with Peter J. Boettke and Nicholas A. Snow). In, Steven Kates’ (Ed.), The Global Financial Crisis: What Have We Learnt? Gloucestershire, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2011: 14-45.

1. “Private Solutions to Public Disasters: Self-Reliance and Social Resilience” (with Peter J. Boettke). In, William Kern’s (Ed.), The Economics of Natural and Unnatural Disasters. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute, 2010: 87-102.  

Academic Book Reviews

6. “Giuseppe Eusepi and Richard E. Wagner’s Public Debt: An Illusion of Democratic Political Economy.” The Review of Austrian Economics, forthcoming.

5. “Sebastian Mallaby’s The Man Who Knew: The Life and Times of Alan Greenspan.” The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 22(3) 2017: 222-226.

4. “Virgil Henry Storr, Stefanie Haeffele-Balch, and Laura Grube’s Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster: Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship.” The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy 21(4) 2016: 621-623.

3. “Jocelyn Pixley and G. C. Harcourt, Financial Crisis and the Nature of Capitalist Money.” The Journal of the History of Economic Thought 38(4) 2016: 518-523.

2. “Mark Toma, Monetary Policy and the Onset of the Great Depression.” EH.Net, 2015. 1. “Mark Pennington, Robust Political Economy: Classical Liberalism and the Future of Public Policy.” Journal of Value Inquiry 46(4) 2012: 519-522.  

Policy Papers and Book Chapters

7. “The Costs of Occupational Licensing in Alabama” (with Courtney Michaluk, David Hall, and Alex Kanode). Alabama Policy Institute, 2018.

6. “Occupational Licensing in Mississippi.” In, Brandon Cline and Claudia Williamson (Eds.), Promoting Prosperity in Mississippi. Mississippi State University, MS: Mississippi State University Institute for Market Studies, 2018: 119-131.

5. “Alabama at the Crossroads: An Economic Guide to a Fiscally Sustainable Future” (with John A. Dove). Mercatus Center at George Mason University, 2016.

4. “School Service Privatization in Alabama” (with Robin P. K. Aguiar-Hicks). In, Daniel Sutter’s (Ed.), Improving Lives in Alabama: A Vision for Economic Freedom and Prosperity, 2015: 79-90.**

3. “Reforming Occupational Licensing in Alabama.” In, Daniel Sutter’s (Ed.), Improving Lives in Alabama: A Vision for Economic Freedom and Prosperity, 2015: 143-156.  

2. “Gauging the Perception of Cronyism in the United States” (with Daniel Sutter). Mercatus Center Policy Paper, 2012.

1. “Survey 2007: More Growth in School Support Service Privatization” (with Michael LaFaive). Policy Brief. Midland, MI: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, 2007.  

Amici Curiae

4. Ndioba Niang and Tameka Stigers v. Brittany Tomblinson (Executive Director of the Missouri Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners), “Brief of Amici Curiae Public Choice Scholars in Support of the Petitioners.” Supreme Court of the United States. Chad W. Pekron and Thomas H. Wyatt, 2018.

3. Ndioba Niang and Tameka Stigers v. Emily Carroll, “Brief of Amici Curiae Public Choice Scholars in Support of Appellants and Reversal.” United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. Chad W. Pekron, Thomas H. Wyatt, and Sarah E. DeLoach (Institute for Justice), 2017.

2. Sensational Smiles, LLC, DBA Smile Bright v. Jewel Mullen, “Brief of Public Choice Economics Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioner.” Supreme Court of the United States. Andrew D. Prins and Andrew P. Tamayo (Institute for Justice), 2015.

1. North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission, “Brief of Amici Curiae Scholars of Public Choice Economics in Support of Respondent.” Supreme Court of the United States. William H. Mellor, Dana Berliner, and Paul M. Sherman (Institute for Justice), 2014.

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Presentations

Conference Papers

38. “Restoring Self-Governance” (with William G. Miller). The 2017 Conference on Voluntary Governance: The Constitution of Order in a Self-Governing Society, Lansing, MI, December 1st-3rd, 2017.

37. “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Knowledge Problems in Monetary Policy” (with Alexander W. Salter), Public Choice Society Meetings. New Orleans, LA, March 3rd, 2017.

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Conference Papers

38. “Restoring Self-Governance” (with William G. Miller). The 2017 Conference on Voluntary Governance: The Constitution of Order in a Self-Governing Society, Lansing, MI, December 1st-3rd, 2017.

37. “What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You: Knowledge Problems in Monetary Policy” (with Alexander W. Salter), Public Choice Society Meetings. New Orleans, LA, March 3rd, 2017.

36. “The Constitutional Architecture of Constraint: Checking the Ambition of the Venetian Patriciate” (with Rania A. Al-Bawwab), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Washington D.C., November 19th, 2016.* *

35. “The Demoralizing Trap of Keynesianism” (with Sean P. Alvarez), History of Economics Society. Duke University, Durham, NC, June 19th, 2016.*

34. “The Demoralizing Trap of Keynesianism” (with Sean P. Alvarez), Association for Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Las Vegas, NV, April 5th, 2016.*

33. “Alabama at the Crossroads: An Economic Guide to a Fiscally Sustainable Future” (with John A. Dove), Association for Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Las Vegas, NV, April 4th, 2016. 32. “Alabama at the Crossroads: An Economic Guide to a Fiscally Sustainable Future” (with John A. Dove), Public Choice Society Meetings. Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 11th, 2016.

31. “Money as Meta-Rule: Buchanan’s Constitutional Economics as a Necessity for Monetary Stability” (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander W. Salter), Southern Economic Association Annual Meetings. New Orleans, LA, November 22nd, 2015.

30. “Education in a Robust Political Economy” (with Scott Beaulier and Benjamin Tegethoff), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA, November 21st, 2015.*

29. “War, Money, & Economy Economic Performance in the Fed and pre-Fed Periods” (with Thomas Hogan), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 23rd, 2014.

28. “Ben Bernanke and the Gold Standard” (with Robin P. K. Aguiar-Hicks and Thomas Hogan), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 22nd, 2014.**

27. “Ben Bernanke and the Gold Standard” (with Robin P. K. Aguiar-Hicks and Thomas Hogan), Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Las Vegas, NV, April 15th, 2014.**

26. “Education in a Robust Political Economy” (with Scott Beaulier and Benjamin Tegethoff), Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Las Vegas, NV, April 15th, 2014.*

25. “War, Gold, and the U.S. Economy” (with Thomas Hogan), Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Las Vegas, NV, April 14th, 2014.

24. “Soviet Sports and the Feasibility of Central Planning” (with Daniel Sutter), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Tampa, FL, November 25th, 2013.

23. “War, Gold, and the U.S. Economy” (with Thomas L. Hogan), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Tampa, FL, November 23rd, 2013.

22. “Soviet Sports and the Feasibility of Central Planning” (with Daniel Sutter), Society of Business, Industry and Economics. Destin, FL, April 18th, 2013.

21. “Does Disaster Recovery Planning Address a Market Failure?” (with Daniel Sutter), Public Choice Society Meetings. New Orleans, LA, March 8th, 2013.

20. “Who Influences the Fed?” (with Peter J. Boettke), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA, November 17th, 2012.

19. “Response and Recovery in Joplin: Lessons Applied and Lessons Learned” (with Daniel Sutter), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA, November 16th, 2012.

18. “Monetary Policy and the Quest for Robust Political Economy” (with Peter J. Boettke), IX Mises Seminar. Instituto Bruno Leoni, Sestri Levante, Italy, October 7th, 2012.

17. “Leveraging Reputation: Safe-Conducts in Medieval Spain,” International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI, May 10th, 2012.

16. “Hooligans” (with Peter T. Leeson and Nicholas S. Snow), Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Las Vegas, NV, April 3rd, 2012.

15. “Soviet Sports and the Feasibility of Central Planning” (with Daniel Sutter), Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Las Vegas, NV, April 7th, 2012.

14. “A Tale of Two Cities” (with Daniel Sutter), Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Las Vegas, NV, April 7th, 2012.

13. “An Examination of the Effects of Regulation in the Microbrewery Industry” (with Thomas K. Duncan), Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Las Vegas, NV, April 6th, 2012.

12. “The Citation Impact of Nobel Prize Winners: Mainline vs. Mainstream” (with Peter J. Boettke and Alexander Fink), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C., November 19th, 2011.

11. “Functional, Overlapping, Competing Jurisdictions in Medieval Spain,” Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C., November 20th, 2011.

10. “Hooligans” (with Peter T. Leeson and Nicholas A. Snow), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C., November 20th, 2011.

9. “The Preservation of Industry: Comparing Detroit and Pittsburgh 1950-2000” (with David J. Hebert), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Washington, D.C., November 19th, 2011.

8. “Technology and the Architecture of Emergent Orders” (with Scott A. Beaulier and Daniel Sutter), Fourth Conference on Emergent Order. The Fund for the Study of Spontaneous Order, Portsmouth, NH, October 31st, 2011.

7. “Doux-Commerce Thesis: La Convivencia,” Association of Private Enterprise Education. Nassau, Bahamas, April 11th, 2011.

6. “Extending Ex-Ante Signaling: La Convivencia,” Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Nassau, Bahamas, April 11th, 2011.

5. “Monetary Policy and the Quest for a Robust Theory of Political Economy,” (with Peter J. Boettke), Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 21st, 2010.

4. “Leveraging Reputation: Guidaticums in Medieval Spain,” Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 20th, 2010.

3. “Competitive Protection in Medieval Spain: Guidaticum Passages of Safe-Conduct,” Association of Private Enterprise Education Annual Meetings. Las Vegas, NV, April 12th, 2010.

2. “Can Athletes Regulate Themselves? Doping in the Tour de France,” Southern Economic Association Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX, November 22nd, 2009.

1. “Heterogeneity and Exchange: The Rise and Fall of La Convivencia,” From Vienna to Virginia. Foundation for Economic Education, Irvington, NY, September 18th-20th, 2008.

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Awards

University of Michigan National Center for Institutional Diversity Emerging Diversity Scholar Citation (2011)

Don Lavoie Memorial Graduate Essay Prize (2010)

Oloffson Weaver Fellow of Political Economy (2010)

Mercatus Center Ph.D. Fellowship (2009, 2008, 2007)

BB&T Fellow of Capitalism (2007)

Ludwig von Mises Award, Northwood University (2007)

Arthur E. Turner Award, Northwood University (2007)

Delta Mu Delta Honors Society (2006)

Bauervic Essay Contest, Northwood University, First Prize (2006), Second Prize (2005), Third Prize (2004)

In the Media

Popular Publications

60. “Seeking Better Policy for the Retirement Systems of Alabama,” AL.com. September 7th, 2016.

59. “The Real Reason Why I’m an Economist,” AL.com. August 2nd, 2016.

58. “Here’s Why Politicians Trying to Kill Alabama’s Payday Loan Industry are Misguided” (with Christy A. Bronson), Yellowhammer News. June 29th, 2016.*

57. “Further Reforms...

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Popular Publications

60. “Seeking Better Policy for the Retirement Systems of Alabama,” AL.com. September 7th, 2016.

59. “The Real Reason Why I’m an Economist,” AL.com. August 2nd, 2016.

58. “Here’s Why Politicians Trying to Kill Alabama’s Payday Loan Industry are Misguided” (with Christy A. Bronson), Yellowhammer News. June 29th, 2016.*

57. “Further Reforms are Needed for the Retirement Systems of Alabama,” AL.com. May 23rd, 2016.

56. “Here’s How Much Money Alabama’s Corruption Epidemic Took out of Your Pocket This Year,” Yellowhammer News. May 19th, 2016.

55. “Unfunded Liabilities in Alabama’s Pension System Have Increased 500% since 2003. It’s Time for Reform,” Yellowhammer News. March 17th, 2016.

54. “Alabama’s Income Tax is Inhibiting Economic Growth, Should Be Eliminated,” Yellowhammer News. January 20th, 2016.

53. “Liberal Faculties Nationwide are Blocking Students from Well-Rounded Education,” The Daily Caller. January 18th, 2016. Reprint of “Liberal Faculties Nationwide are Blocking Students from Well-Rounded Education,” Yellowhammer News. January 11th, 2016.

52. “Liberal Faculties Nationwide are Blocking Students from Well-Rounded Education,” Yellowhammer News. January 11th, 2016.

51. “2016 Could Be a Breakout Year for Alabama’s Economy,” (with Stephen C. Miller), The Montgomery Independent. December 31st, 2015. Reprint of “2016 Could Be a Breakout Year for Alabama’s Economy” (with Stephen C. Miller), AL.com. December 28th, 2015.

50. “2016 Could Be a Breakout Year for Alabama’s Economy” (with Stephen C. Miller), AL.com. December 28th, 2015.

49. “The Government isn’t Santa Claus,” Yellowhammer News. December 9th, 2015.

48. “Democratic Candidates’ ‘Free College’ Plans Will Leave Both Students and Taxpayers Worse Off” (with Sean P. Alvarez), Yellowhammer News. November 9, 2015.*

47. “Alabama Chooses Liquor Stores Over Driver’s License Offices,” Yellowhammer News. October 16th, 2015.

46. “Immigration Restriction is a Red Herring ‘Solution’ to Poverty,” The Daily Caller. September 8th, 2015.

45. “Incentives Don’t Make Sense, Economically or Morally,” AL.com. September 2nd, 2015.

44. “Birmingham’s Minimum Wage Hike is Off-Target and Will Harm Those It Seeks to Help,” Yellowhammer News. August 19th, 2015.

43. “Hunting Plays a Vital Role in Preservation of Big Game and Endangered Species” (with Stephen C. Miller), Yellowhammer News. August 13th, 2015.

42. “Alabamians Shouldn’t be Duped by the Narrative That There’s Nothing Left in Government to Cut,” Yellowhammer News. August 11th, 2015.

41. “RSA is a Poor Stewart of Our Retirement Resources,” AL.com. July 29th, 2015.

40. “It’s Time for Birmingham to Drive Uber Plans Forward” (with Olivia Melton), Birmingham Business Journal. July 24th, 2015.*

39. “Like Those Charcoal Briquettes You Bought for Your July 4th BBQ? Thank Henry Ford,” IJReview. July 4th, 2015.

38. “Let’s Bust the Myth that Raising Taxes Will Stimulate Alabama’s Economy,” Yellowhammer News. June 19th, 2015.

37. “Are Washington’s Big Government Habits Rubbing Off On Alabama?,” Yellowhammer News. June 4th, 2015.

36. “Grade Inflation Has Distorted Higher Education,” Investor’s Business Daily. May 19th, 2015.

35. “Alabama Taxpayers Should Not be Duped by Modern ‘Bootleggers & Baptists.’” Yellowhammer News. May 11th, 2015.

34. “Cut Corporate Welfare, Lower Taxes for All Businesses.” Yellowhammer News. April 15th, 2015.

33. “Filthy Stinking Profits: Entrepreneurs Have a Nose for Potential” (with Zac Thompson), The Freeman. March 18th, 2015.*

32. “I Dare Defend My Rights to Growlers and Pints,” AL.com. March 16th, 2015.

31. “If Alabama Leaders Want to Raise Revenue, They Should Cut Taxes,” Yellowhammer News. March 9th, 2015.

30. “Price Gouging Laws Hurt Consumers,” Birmingham Business Journal. March 5th, 2015.

29. “It’s Time for Alabama Leaders to Cut Spending,” AL.com. February 20th, 2015.

28. “Lack of Economic Freedom Holds Alabama Back,” Montgomery Advertiser. February 18, 2015.

27. “Fix Tax System, Don’t Raise Them,” Birmingham Business Journal. February 13th, 2015.

26. “Restrictions on Payday Lending are Unfair and Harmful to Borrowers,” AL.com. February 6th, 2015.

25. “Income Inequality May Actually Be Good News” (with Rachel H. Freeman), AL.com. February 6th, 2015.*

24. “Economic Freedom Key to State’s Growth,” The Montgomery Advertiser. January 2nd, 2015.

23. “From Airbags to Detergents, Competition Can Help Reduce Recalls,” AL.com. November 20th, 2014.

22. “Privatizing Could Boost School Funding,” Montgomery Advertiser. October 2nd, 2014.

21. “High Public Employment Hurts State’s Economy,” Montgomery Advertiser. September 11th, 2014.

20. “Raising the Minimum Wage Hurts Workers,” Montgomery Advertiser. May 7th, 2014.

19. “Let Alabamians Get to Work: Occupational Licensing Restricts Job Choice and Mobility,” AL.com. April 21st, 2014.

18. “Woolworth and Minimum Wage” (with Zac Thompson), Panama City News Herald. April 13th, 2014. Reprint of “Frank Woolworth and the Minimum Wage” (with Zac Thompson), The Freeman. April 7th, 2014.*

17. “Frank Woolworth and the Minimum Wage” (with Zac Thompson), The Freeman. April 7th, 2014.*

16. “Lobbying a Critical Skill in Today’s Crony Economy,” Investor’s Business Daily. February 24th, 2014.

15. “Damage Control: Improper Uses of Disaster Aid Follow Like Day to Night” (with Laura Grube), The Freeman. February 14th, 2014.**

14. “The Myth of Wage Stagnation,” CNBC.com. January 29th, 2014.

13. “Health Website Woes are only the Beginning,” Montgomery Advertiser. December 19th, 2013.

12. “Michiganians Need Direct Access to Physical Therapy,” The Detroit News. October 16th, 2013.

11. “Reform Needed to Restore Economic Freedom,” Montgomery Advertiser. August 2nd, 2013.

10. “Lessons in Disaster Recovery” (with Laura Grube), The Freeman. June 10th, 2013.**

9. “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Homebrewing,” The Birmingham News. May 2nd, 2012.

8. “Tornado Recovery: How Joplin Is Beating Tuscaloosa,” (with David Beito), The Wall Street Journal. April 14th, 2012.

7. “The ‘Show Me State’ Offers a Lesson on Disaster Recovery” (with Daniel Sutter), The Jefferson City News Tribune. April 13th, 2012.

6. “How to Expand Birth Control Access,” Iowa Gazette. March 21st, 2012.

5. “Being Tough on Immigration is Tough on Economic Growth” (with Scott A. Beaulier and Darrick C. Luke), The Freeman 62(1) January/February 2012: 6-8.**

4. “Alcohol Sales May Improve Safety,” Troy Messenger. September 22nd, 2011. 3. “The Law Merchant and International Trade” (with Peter T. Leeson), The Freeman 61(4) May 2011: 34-37.

3. “Survey 2007: School Support Service Privatization Rises” (with Michael LaFaive), Viewpoint on Public Issues No. 2007-25, September 4th, 2007.    

2. “Survey: School Outsourcing Grows” (with Michael LaFaive), Michigan Privatization Report 05(1) 2005: 4.

1. “Survey: School Outsourcing Grows” (with Michael LaFaive), Viewpoint on Public Issues No. 2005-22, August 1st, 2005.

Radio and Television Interviews 

ABC 33-40 (Birmingham, AL), ABC in Huntsville (WAAY-TV Huntsville, AL), Alabama Public Radio (Tuscaloosa, AL), Capitol Journal (Alabama Public Television Montgomery, AL), Cares (KXEN-AM St. Louis, MO), Columbia Morning with David Lile (KFRU-AM Columbia, MO), Dan York (WERC-AM Birmingham, AL), Dean & Don Show (KMA-AM/KMA-FM Shenandoah, IO/Omaha, NE), Dean & Don Show (KMA-AM/KMA-FM Shenandoah, IO/Omaha, NE), EconVersations (Troy Trojanvision Troy, AL), Erik Allen (KBUF-AM Wichita, KS), Good Morning South Arkansas (KELD-FM El Dorado, AR), Michael Hart Show (WYDE-FM Birmingham, AL), Midday Mobile (WAVH-FM Mobile, AL), Mike and Ben Show (KCFV-FM St. Louis, MO), Model City A.M. (WDNG-AM Anniston, AL), Morning Newswatch (KZRG-AM Joplin, MO), Morning Show with John Morgan (WCKA-FM/WCKF-FM Ashland, AL), NBC in Montgomery (WSFA-TV Montgomery, AL), NBC Wiregrass (WRGX-TV Dothan, AL), News and Views from 9-12 (WACV-FM Montgomery, AL), News Talk (WDBT-FM Dothan, AL), Straight Talk (WGOL-AM Russellville, AL, Streeter & Company (KQAM-AM Wichita, KS), Talk of the Town with Dick Antonie (KZNG-AM Hot Springs, AR), The Alice Stewart Show (KHTE-FM Little Rock, AR), The Dale Jackson Show (WVNN-FM Athens, AL), The Dan Morris Show (WACV-FM Montgomery, AL), The Fred Holland Show (WTKI-AM Decatur, AL), The Matt Murphy Show (WAPI-AM Birmingham, AL), The Michael Hart Show (WYDE-FM Birmingham, AL), The Morning Mayors Show (KTTR-AM Springfield, MO), The Morning Meeting (KZIM-AM Cape Girardeau, MO), The Morning Show (WTBF-AM Troy, AL), The Morning Update (KHUB-AM Omaha, NE), Troy TrojanVision News (Troy, AL), View Point Alabama, Viewpoint with Joey Clark (WACV-FM Montgomery, AL), & Yellowhammer Radio (WYDE Birmingham, AL)

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Courses

Graduate (M.A. in Economics)

  • Austrian Economics, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • International Economic Development, Troy University, Troy, AL

Graduate (M.B.A.)

  • International Development Policy, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • Seminar in International Economic Development, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • Specialized Study in Business Administration, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • Theories of International Economi...
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Graduate (M.A. in Economics)

  • Austrian Economics, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • International Economic Development, Troy University, Troy, AL

Graduate (M.B.A.)

  • International Development Policy, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • Seminar in International Economic Development, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • Specialized Study in Business Administration, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • Theories of International Economic Development, Troy University, Troy, AL

Graduate (Ph.D.)

  • Public Finance, Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

International

  • Principles of Macroeconomics, Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam

Undergraduate

  • Economic History: The Rise of the West, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • International Economic Policy, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
  • Money & Banking, Troy University, eTroy (Online)Principles of Macroeconomics, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • Principles of Microeconomics, Troy University, Troy, ALSports Economics, Troy University, Troy, AL
  • The Economic and Moral Foundations of Capitalism, Troy University, Troy, AL

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