Ten Consequences of Economic Freedom

Studies | Economy

No. 268
Friday, July 30, 2004
by James Gwartney and Robert Lawson


About the Authors

James D. Gwartney is Professor of Economics in the DeVoe Moore Center for the Study of Critical Issues in Economic Policy at Florida State University. He served as Chief Economist of the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress during 1999/2000. He is the co-author of a leading textbook, Economics: Private and Public Choice, and of What Everyone Should Know about Economics and Prosperity. His professional publications have appeared in the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, Cato Journal, and Southern Economic Journal. His doctoral degree in economics is from the University of Washington, and he is a member of the Mont Pelerin Society.

Robert A. Lawson is Professor of Economics and George H. Moor Chair in the School of Management at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio. A Cincinnati native, he earned his B.S. in economics from the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University and his Ph.D. in economics from Florida State University. Lawson has professional publications in Public Choice, Cato Journal, Journal of Labor Research, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, and European Journal of Political Economy. He also serves as the director of the Center for Economic Growth and Prosperity for the Ohio-based Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions. Lawson is currently the President of the Association of Private Enterprise Education.


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