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Lani Czarniecki, Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for External Affairs

Washington serves as classroom for economics students Mar 28, 2017

What better way to grasp an understanding of economic policy than to rub shoulders with those who influence it at the highest levels of government. Continue reading ›

Celebrating the Life of Robert D.Tollison (1942-2016) Oct 24, 2016

It is with a deep sadness that we announce the passing of Robert D. Tollison. Continue reading ›


Can Higher Minimum Wages Keep People From Ending Up In Prison? Mike Makowsky Feb 2, 2018

A new study finds that when people are released from prison, they have an easier time staying out in places with higher minimum wages. More ›

Dr. Scott Barkowski was awarded the 2017 Georgescu-Roegen Prize Jan 8, 2018

Scott Barkowski was awarded the 2017 Georgescu-Roegen Prize for being the best paper of the year. “Does Regulation of Physicians Reduce Health Care Spending?” published in volume 83 of the Southern Economic Journal® (SEJ, volume 83, issue 4, April 2017). More ›

The FCC unveiled its National Broadband Plan in 2010—but couldn't stick to it - Thomas Hazlett in The Wall Street Journal Oct 2, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission received a homework assignment in 2009—and an extra $13 million for school supplies. Congress ordered the agency to write a "National Broadband Plan" to stimulate the economy. More ›